Imports to Japan rose 1.1 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6.67 trillion in March 2019, below market expectations of a 2.6 percent increase and following a 6.7 percent drop in the previous month. Purchases advanced primarily for electrical machinery (5 percent); others (8 percent), of which clothing & accessories (15 percent); chemicals (2.4 percent); manufactured goods (5.7 percent); foodstuff (2 percent) and transport equipment (0.4 percent). In contrast, imports declined for mineral fuels (-4 percent); raw materials (-5.2 percent) and machinery (-2.5 percent). Among main trade partners, purchases from Australia surged 22.3 percent and from China 10.9 percent. In contrast, imports from the United States edged down 0.2 percent. Imports in Japan averaged 3001.93 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 8047.03 JPY Billion in January of 2014 and a record low of 162.06 JPY Billion in January of 1963.

Imports in Japan is expected to be 6450.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Japan to stand at 6300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Imports is projected to trend around 6040.00 JPY Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY 12.5% 19.9% 11.5%
2019-02-19 11:50 PM Imports YoY -0.6% 1.9% -2.8%
2019-03-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY -6.7% -0.8% -5.8%
2019-04-16 11:50 PM Imports YoY 1.1% -6.6% 2.6%
2019-05-21 11:50 PM Imports YoY 1.1%
2019-06-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY
2019-07-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 528.50 334.86 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 2676.85 600.42 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 6672.82 6050.06 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 7201.32 6384.92 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
External Debt 442747.00 446531.00 446531.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 98.00 98.40 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10505.53 71136.92 71136.92 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 25305.00 27127.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 13289000.00 18906000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2604300.00 2689400.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.93 3.60 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Japan Imports

Japan main imports are: mineral fuels (21 percent of total imports) with petroleum accounting for 10 percent, electrical machinery (16 percent), machinery (10 percent), food (9 percent), manufactured goods (9 percent), chemicals (8 percent) and raw materials (6 percent). Japan's main import partners are China (25 percent), the United States (10 percent), Australia (5.4 percent), South Korea (4 percent), Saudi Arabia (3.9 percent), United Arab Emirates (3.6 percent) and Qatar (3.6 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6672.82 6050.06 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2019 JPY Billion Monthly
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