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

Imports to Japan went up 17.2 percent year-on-year to JPY 6807 billion in November of 2017, the highest value since July of 2015. It compares with market expectations of an 18 percent rise. Main upward pressure came from purchases of electrical machinery (27.5 percent); mineral fuels (21.9 percent); manufactured goods (22.1 percent); machinery (16.5 percent); raw materials (23.9 percent) and fish (12.2 percent). Purchases rose from China (21.6 percent); the US (12.3 percent); the EU (6.8 percent) and the Middle East (23 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 2908.73 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
2017-10-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY 12% 15.2% 15.0%
2017-11-19 11:50 PM Imports YoY 18.9% 12.0% 20.2%
2017-12-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY 17.2% 18.9% 18%
2018-01-23 11:50 PM Imports YoY 17.2% 22.1%
2018-02-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY
2018-03-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 113.36 284.60 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6920.44 6693.59 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6807.08 6409.00 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1347.30 2176.40 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 3.10 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 408292.00 390590.00 408292.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 102.40 103.30 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 6484.00 7911.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 13829.00 -8703.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 22937000.00 17421000.00 23192000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2377900.00 2595200.00 2681500.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.22 765.22 765.22 753.54 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 (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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6807.08 6409.00 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly
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