Japan Imports  1963-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Japan jumped 15.2 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6,164.4 billion in August of 2017, slowing down from a 16.3 percent expansion in the previous month. Imports grew at a faster pace for: electrical machinery (17.6 percent vs 17.2 percent); chemicals (10.6 percent vs 5.1 percent); and raw materials (33.1 percent vs 30.7 percent). In contrast, imports advanced at a softer pace for: mineral fuels (24.2 percent vs 25.9 percent); machinery (18.5 percent vs 29.0 percent); foodstuff (8.0 percent vs 12.8 percent); and manufactured goods (15.9 percent vs 22.2 percent). Among major trading partners, imports grew at a faster pace from China (13.8 percent vs 13.1 percent in July), Australia (51.8 percent vs 36.1 percent), Taiwan (23.9 percent vs 22.4 percent), and the EU (12.3 percent 3.1 percent). In contrast, they expanded at a softer pace from the US (5.7 percent vs 13.9 percent) and South Korea (16.7 percent vs 21.9 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 2892.50 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-19 11:50 PM Imports YoY 15.5% 17.8% 14.6%
2017-08-16 11:50 PM Imports YoY 16.3% 15.5% 17%
2017-09-19 11:50 PM Imports YoY 15.2% 16.3% 11.8%
2017-10-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY 15.2% 15.0%
2017-11-20 11:50 PM Imports YoY
2017-12-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 113.64 421.74 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6278.04 6495.23 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6164.40 6073.50 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 2380.40 2320.00 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 3.10 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 390590.00 387147.00 399002.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 104.40 105.20 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5927.00 11811.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 19217.00 8395.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 14659000.00 20786000.00 23192000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2477500.00 2681500.00 2681500.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.22 765.22 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.45 0.00 2.52 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 4.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Japan Imports

Japan main imports are: mineral fuels (23 percent of total imports) with petroleum accounting for 10 percent, electrical machinery (15 percent), machinery (9 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6164.40 6073.50 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly
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