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

Imports to Japan rose 5.9 percent year-on-year to JPY 6,196 billion in April 2018, compared to a 0.6 percent fall in March and missing market consensus of a 9.6 percent gain. Purchases of mineral fuels rose 9.7 percent, namely petroleum (16.9 percent), and those of electrical machinery went up 1.2 percent, in particular semiconductors (5.3 percent). Also imports increased for: chemicals (7.1 percent); machinery (14.1 percent); manufactured goods (9.6 percent); and foodstuff (3.2 percent). In contrast, imports of transport equipment dropped 5.8 percent, namely aircraft (-39.9 percent). Imports increased from: China (2.2 percent); South Korea (16.7 percent); Taiwan (9.9 percent); Thailand (12.4 percent); Australia (12.9 percent); the US (3.9 percent); Germany (3 percent); Saudi Arabia (19.1 percent); and the UAE (29.6 percent). On the other hand, imports decreased from Malaysia (-11.2 percent), Russia (-5.7 percent) and the Middle South America (-6.5 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 2936.98 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
2018-03-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY 16.5% 7.9% 17.1%
2018-04-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY -0.6% 16.6% 5.4%
2018-05-20 11:50 PM Imports YoY 5.9% -0.6% 9.6%
2018-06-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY 5.9%
2018-07-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY
2018-08-15 11:50 PM Imports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 625.98 796.97 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6822.29 7382.66 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6196.31 6585.69 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 3122.30 2076.02 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 404921.00 408292.00 408292.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 99.80 100.20 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 9283.00 8202.42 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 45639.00 15267.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 16296000.00 14040000.00 23192000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2900700.00 2607900.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.22 765.22 753.54 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 (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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6196.31 6585.69 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly
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