Imports to Japan expanded 26.7% yoy to JPY 7,251 billion in October 2021, after a 38.6% jump in September and compared with market expectations of 31.9%. Still, this was the ninth straight month of growth in arrivals, as domestic demand continued to recover in the wake of the pandemic. Purchases of mineral fuels surged 89.6%, lifted by petroleum (81.0%) and LNG (67.6%); while those of electrical machinery gained 11.0%, led by semiconductors (38.4%). Also, imports of others rose 1.3%, driven by clothing & accessories (3.8%); and those of chemicals went up 26.2%, due to medical products (12.7%). In addition, there were rises in arrivals of manufactured goods (31.7%), due to nonferrous metals (73.7%); raw materials (54.7%), buoyed by ore of nonferrous (34.2%); machinery (0.6%, led by power generating machines (2.9%); and transport equipment (31.5%). Imports rose from China (11.4%), Taiwan (32.3%), South Korea (35.5%), the US (18.5%), Germany (2.9%), and Australia (90.5%). source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Imports in Japan averaged 3145.62 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2021, 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. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on December of 2021.

Imports in Japan is expected to be 7400.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Imports is projected to trend around 6200.00 JPY Billion in 2022 and 6540.00 JPY Billion in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Imports

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -67.37 -624.10 JPY Billion Oct/21
Current Account 1033.70 1665.60 JPY Billion Sep/21
Exports 7184.04 6840.96 JPY Billion Oct/21
Imports 7251.41 7465.02 JPY Billion Oct/21
External Debt 508031.00 518941.00 JPY Billion Jun/21
Foreign Direct Investment 1607.75 15638.96 JPY HML Sep/21
Capital Flows 25725.00 24541.00 JPY HML Sep/21
Japan Imports
In 2019 imports to Japan dropped 5 percent from the previous year's record high amid global trade tensions. Main imports were: mineral fuels (22 percent of total imports), with petroleum accounting for 10 percent and LNG for 6 percent; electrical machinery (15 percent) on the back of telephony, telegraphy and semiconductors; chemicals (10 percent) due to medical products and organic chemicals; machinery (10 percent) in particular computers and units; foodstuff (9 percent) such as fish and fish preparations and meat and meat preparations; manufactured goods (9 percent) on nonferrous metals; and raw materials (6 percent) mainly ore of nonferrous and iron ore and concentrates. Japan's main import partners were China (23 percent), the EU (12 percent) in particular Germany (3 percent), the US (11 percent), Australia (6 percent), South Korea (4 percent), Saudi Arabia (4 percent), Taiwan (4 percent), the UAE (4 percent) and Thailand (4 percent).

Japan Imports by Country Last Previous
China 1715165.00 1771870.00 JPY Million Oct/21
European Union 761865.00 839504.00 JPY Million Oct/21
United States 717224.00 762528.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Australia 564509.00 543542.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Taiwan 332761.00 338655.00 JPY Million Oct/21
South Korea 297838.00 307384.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Thailand 241207.00 243480.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Indonesia 202320.00 186336.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Germany 194952.00 230316.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Malaysia 179050.00 145912.00 JPY Million Oct/21
France 145561.00 102087.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Russia 141709.00 137610.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Philippines 98758.00 97400.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Italy 88569.00 117011.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Singapore 88067.00 84568.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Belgium 76437.00 78668.00 JPY Million Oct/21
United Kingdom 66531.00 57046.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Switzerland 62789.00 75505.00 JPY Million Oct/21
India 62437.00 53926.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Spain 42480.00 71594.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Japan Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 2055686.90 2091749.83 JPY Million Oct/21
Mineral Fuels 1484564.00 1495966.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Industrial Chemicals 908871.00 839900.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Miscellaneous Manufacturers Articles 818479.67 835291.64 JPY Million Oct/21
Chemicals 815847.00 935601.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Petroleum & Petroleum Products 794503.00 822400.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Raw Materials 636779.00 632553.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Petroleum 617459.00 654733.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Crude Materials, Inedible, Except Fuels 617390.33 613333.10 JPY Million Oct/21
Foodstuff 613946.00 648517.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Food & Live Animals 553798.51 552710.21 JPY Million Oct/21
Metalliferous Ores & Metal Scrap 454555.24 457770.13 JPY Million Sep/21
Gas,natural & Manufactured 385305.84 411665.49 JPY Million Sep/21
Medical & Pharmaceutical Product 323806.00 452511.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Medical & Pharmaceutical Products 323806.00 452511.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Telephony Telegraphy 319935.00 305524.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Liquefied Natural Gas 317358.00 331347.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 306401.11 288258.15 JPY Million Oct/21
Coal 297222.00 279366.00 JPY Million Oct/21
Transport Equipment 279676.00 251935.00 JPY Million Oct/21

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