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

Imports to Japan jumped 15.1 percent from a year earlier to JPY 5,847.4 billion in April 2017, following a 15.8 percent rise in the prior month and faster than estimates of a 14.8 percent growth. Purchases rose for all categories: foodstuff (6.6 percent), raw materials (13.2 percent), mineral fuels (58.7 percent), chemicals (3.7 percent), manufactured goods (8.0 percent), machinery (5.3 percent), electrical machinery (16.0 percent), transport equipment (1.6 percent) and others (1.7 percent). Among major trading partners, imports rose from China (7.5 percent), the US (9.8 percent), the EU (5.4 percent), South Korea (16.8 percent) and Taiwan (4.4 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 2868.14 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-21 11:50 PM Feb 1.2% 8.5% 0.6%
2017-04-19 11:50 PM Mar 15.8% 1.2% 10.4%
2017-05-21 11:50 PM Apr 15.1% 15.8% 14.8%
2017-06-19 11:50 PM May 15.1%
2017-07-24 11:50 PM Jun
2017-08-17 11:50 PM Jul




Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 481.75 614.05 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6329.20 7229.08 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 5847.45 6615.59 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 2907.70 2813.60 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 3.10 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 399002.00 399002.00 399002.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 102.50 101.90 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 24228.00 21355.00 44889.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 49934.00 17633.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 14478000.00 12476000.00 22081000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2578900.00 2205700.00 2578900.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.20 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.45 0.00 2.52 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 3.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Japan Imports Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5847.45 6615.59 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly
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