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

Imports to Japan jumped 15.4 percent year-on-year to JPY 7.14 trillion in August 2018, up from 14.6 percent growth in July and above market consensus of a 14.9 percent rise. Imports were led by mineral fuels (+46.3 percent vs +30.7 percent in July), with oil purchases jumping 59.6 percent. In contrast, chemicals climbed at a much softer pace of 5.2 percent (vs +28.8 percent) and manufactured good exports rose 6.7 percent (vs +11.9 percent). By country, imports rose from China at a softer pace (+5.9 percent vs +6.7 percent). Meantime, purchases from the European Union grew at a much softer clip of 6.5 percent (vs +29.1 percent). In contrast, imports from the United States rose sharply (+21.5 percent vs +11.0 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 2960.36 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
2018-07-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY 2.5% 14% 5.3%
2018-08-15 11:50 PM Imports YoY 14.6% 2.6% 14.4%
2018-09-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY 15.4% 14.6% 14.9%
2018-10-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY 15.4%
2018-11-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY
2018-12-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -444.59 -231.93 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6691.56 6747.93 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 7136.16 6979.86 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 2010.00 1175.60 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 426882.00 413448.00 426882.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 96.00 96.00 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 11334.00 16333.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows -8462.00 5749.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 17929000.00 18634000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2832000.00 2704500.00 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7136.16 6979.86 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly
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