Japan Imports  1963-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Japan grew by 2.5 percent year-on-year to JPY 6,331 billion in June 2018, down from a 14.0 percent jump in May and below consensus of a 5.3 percent rise. Purchases of transport equipment rose only 5.0 percent after a 36.4 percent surge in the previous month, whereas those of foodstuff remained unchanged. Meantime, imports of machinery declined 4.1 percent after a 10.6 percent jump in the previous month. Among major trading partners, inbound shipments increased from Asia only 1.6 percent (vs 9.4 percent), as imports from China declined 0.6 percent after an 8.6 percent climb in the previous month. Imports from the United States also declined 2.1 percent (vs +19.9 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 2948.03 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2018, 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
2018-05-20 11:50 PM Imports YoY 5.9% -0.6% 9.6%
2018-06-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY 14% 5.9% 8.2%
2018-07-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY 2.5% 14% 5.3%
2018-08-15 11:50 PM Imports YoY 2.5% 14.4%
2018-09-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY
2018-10-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 721.41 -580.46 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 7052.39 6323.32 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6330.98 6901.65 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1175.60 1938.30 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 413448.00 404921.00 413448.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 96.00 96.60 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 16333.00 5651.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 5749.00 33063.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 22272000.00 27665000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2704500.00 2675000.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.60 2.45 3.60 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 (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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6330.98 6901.65 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly
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