Imports to Japan plunged 12 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6.28 trillion in August 2019, compared to market expectations of an 11.2 percent drop and the previous month's 1.2 percent fall. slumped 12 percent to JPY 6.28 trillion, compared to expectations of a 11.2 percent fall and the previous month's 1.2 percent decline. Purchases went down for mineral fuels (-25.3 percent), in particular petroleum (-25 percent), petroleum products (-28.8 percent), LNG (-23.3 percent), LPG (-32 percent) and coal (-24.5 percent); electrical machinery (-8.9 percent), namely semiconductors (-12.5 percent); machinery (-14.8 percent), of which power generating machines (-27.4 percent) and parts of computer (-0.8 percent); manufactured goods (-10 percent); transport equipment (-1.7 percent); foodstuff (-5 percent); chemicals (-4.2 percent); and raw materials (-10 percent). Among main trade partners, imports dropped from Hong Kong (-18 percent), the US (-9.2 percent) and China (-8.5 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 3027.78 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2019, 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.

Imports in Japan is expected to be 6550.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Japan to stand at 6600.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Imports is projected to trend around 6040.00 JPY Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY May -1.5% 6.5% 0.2% -0.8%
2019-07-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY Jun -5.2% -1.5% -0.4%
2019-08-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY Jul -1.2% -5.2% -2.7%
2019-09-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY Aug -12% -1.2% -11.2%
2019-10-20 11:50 PM Imports YoY Sep -12%
2019-11-19 11:50 PM Imports YoY Oct
2019-12-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY Nov


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -136.30 -250.70 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1999.92 1211.17 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.50 4.00 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 6277.28 6894.06 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6140.95 6643.19 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
External Debt 456947.00 462696.00 462696.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 98.60 99.30 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12360.55 14725.53 70854.65 -3825.00 JPY Hundred Million [+]
Capital Flows 8373.00 37129.00 51996.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 18922000.00 19930000.00 28213000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2991200.00 2880000.00 2991200.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.22 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.93 3.60 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 5.00 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6277.28 6894.06 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2019 JPY Billion Monthly
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