Exports from Japan rose by 13.0% yoy to JPY 6,841 billion in September 2021, compared with market estimates of 11% and after a 26.2% growth in August, amid supply chain constraints and softening global demand due to rising cases of the Delta strain. Still, this was the seventh straight month of growth in overseas sales, with shipments of machinery climbing 23.7%, boosted by semicon machinery (26.2%), and power-generating machines (16.5%). Also, exports of electrical machinery rose 16.5%, led by semiconductors (20.2%). In addition, there were rises in sales of others (10.2%); chemicals (27.4%); and manufactured goods (42.8%), led by iron and steel (94.4%). By contrast, exports of transport equipment fell 24.5%, weighed down by motor vehicles (-40.3%) and cars (-46.6%). Sales rose to China (10.3%), Hong Kong (14.3%), South Korea (24.5%), Thailand (36.9%), Malaysia (23%), and Germany (16.9%). In contrast, sales shrank to the US (-3.3%), and Australia (-16.1%). source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Exports in Japan averaged 3480.76 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7681.69 JPY Billion in March of 2008 and a record low of 105.08 JPY Billion in January of 1963. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Exports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Exports in Japan is expected to be 6900.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Exports is projected to trend around 6700.00 JPY Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Exports


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-15 11:50 PM Aug 26.2% 37% 34%
2021-10-19 11:50 PM Sep 13% 26.2% 11% 12%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -622.76 -637.17 JPY Billion Sep/21
Current Account 1665.60 1910.80 JPY Billion Aug/21
Exports 6841.19 6605.09 JPY Billion Sep/21
Imports 7463.95 7242.26 JPY Billion Sep/21
External Debt 508031.00 518941.00 JPY Billion Jun/21
Foreign Direct Investment 15638.96 20516.83 JPY HML Aug/21
Capital Flows 24541.00 9569.00 JPY HML Aug/21

News Stream
Japan Export Growth Slows
Exports from Japan rose by 13.0% yoy to JPY 6,841 billion in September 2021, compared with market estimates of 11% and easing sharply from a 26.2% growth in August, amid supply chain constraints and softening global demand due to rising cases of the Delta strain. Still, this was the seventh straight month of growth in overseas sales, with shipments of machinery climbing 23.7%, boosted by semicon machinery (26.2%), and power-generating machines (16.5%). Also, exports of electrical machinery rose 16.5%, led by semiconductors (20.2%). In addition, there were rises in sales of others (10.2%); chemicals (27.4%); and manufactured goods (42.8%), led by iron and steel (94.4%). By contrast, exports of transport equipment fell 24.5%, weighed down by motor vehicles (-40.3%) and cars (-46.6%). Sales rose to China (10.3%), Hong Kong (14.3%), South Korea (24.5%), Thailand (36.9%), Malaysia (23%), and Germany (16.9%). In contrast, sales shrank to the US (-3.3%), and Australia (-16.1%).
2021-10-20
Japan Exports Extend Double-Digit Growth
Exports from Japan grew by 26.2% yoy to JPY 6,606 billion in August 2021, compared with market estimates of 34% and after a 37.0% surge in July. This was the sixth straight month of double-digit growth in overseas sales, amid strong signs that the global trade continued to recover and low base effects from last year. Shipments of machinery jumped 31.8%, boosted by semicon machinery (34.3%), and power-generating machines (25.5%); while those of electrical machinery rose 17.1%, led by semiconductors, etc (14.9%). In addition, there were rises in sales of transport equipment (11.5%), driven by motor vehicles (4%), and parts of motor vehicles (28.7%); others (14.2%), due to scientific instruments (21.6%); chemicals (28.5%), driven by plastic materials (27.6%); and manufactured goods (43.6%), led by iron and steel products (83.6%). Sales rose to China (12.6%), Taiwan (42.6%), Hong Kong (23.4%), South Korea (31.4%), Thailand (54.2%), the US (22.8%), Germany (28.3%), and Australia (15.5%).
2021-09-16
Japan Exports Extend Gains
Exports from Japan grew by 37% yoy to a four-month high of JPY 7,356 billion in July 2021, compared with market consensus of a 39% growth and after a 48.6% surge in June. This was the fifth straight month of double-digit growth in overseas sales, amid strong signs that the global trade continued to recover and low base effects from last year. Exports of transport equipment jumped 44.8%, boosted by motor vehicles (43.5%), and cars (37.2%); while those of machinery climbed 35.8%, led by power generating machines (40.7%). In addition, there were rises in shipments of electrical machinery (30.9%), driven by semiconductors (27.8%); others (21.9%), due to scientific instruments (19.8%); chemicals (33.1%), driven by plastic materials (33.5%); and manufactured goods (55.1%), led by iron and steel products (88.3%). Sales rose to China (18.9%), Taiwan (39.9%), Hong Kong (18.9%), South Korea (24.5%), Thailand (99.5%), the US (26.8%), Germany (35.9%), and Australia (75.7%).
2021-08-18

Japan Exports
Exports of high technology products have been the engine of Japan's economic growth since 1960. Exports account for around 19 percent of total GDP. In 2019 exports fell 5.6 percent from the previous year's record high amid global trade tensions. Main exports were: transport equipment (24 percent of total exports), with motor vehicles accounting for 16 percent; machinery (20 percent) on the back of power generating machine and semicon machinery; electrical machinery (17 percent), such as semiconductors, IC and electrical apparatus; chemicals (11 percent), mainly plastic materials and organic chemicals; and manufactured goods (11 percent), such as iron and steel products, nonferrous metals and manufactures of metals. Japan's main export partners were the US (20 percent), China (19 percent), the EU (12 percent) in particular Germany (3 percent), South Korea (7 percent), Taiwan (6 percent), Hong Kong (5 percent), and Thailand (4 percent).

Japan Exports by Country Last Previous
China 1479401.00 1421052.00 JPY Million Sep/21
United States 1155520.00 1150557.00 JPY Million Sep/21
European Union 621256.00 618769.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Taiwan 516222.00 521724.00 JPY Million Sep/21
South Korea 496216.00 478379.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Hong Kong 348330.00 335474.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Thailand 305871.00 293701.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Germany 202310.00 186724.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Singapore 188920.00 181727.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Malaysia 143138.00 116338.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Indonesia 142323.00 109364.00 JPY Million Sep/21
India 121957.00 119183.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Netherlands 115465.00 110621.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Philippines 113523.00 97790.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Australia 108234.00 112793.00 JPY Million Sep/21
United Kingdom 94093.00 81667.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Russia 68101.00 70039.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Belgium 67178.00 56452.00 JPY Million Sep/21
France 51560.00 53951.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Italy 40464.00 46556.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Japan Exports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 3685230.01 4342660.13 JPY Million Aug/21
Electrical Machinery 1350828.00 1233154.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Transport Equipment 1049453.00 1153119.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Chemicals 913442.00 850818.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Passenger Cars 481098.00 633110.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Re Goods 476071.66 476436.66 JPY Million Aug/21
Miscellaneous Articles 394936.38 414504.13 JPY Million Aug/21
Iron & Steel Products 364253.00 346868.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Plastic Materials 251059.00 240532.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Chemical Compounds & Elements 242232.38 245426.53 JPY Million Aug/21
Flat-rolled Iron On Steel Prds. 238938.57 239490.52 JPY Million Aug/21
Power Generating Machinery 205173.00 192301.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Scientific,medical,optical Instruments 194877.00 186576.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Precision Instruments 194501.12 204752.03 JPY Million Aug/21
Non-ferrous Metals 187506.00 168509.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Electrical Apparatus 186015.00 169243.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Organic Chemicals 174032.00 153370.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Chemical Materials & Products, Nes 149889.15 151212.18 JPY Million Aug/21
Mineral Fuels 123740.00 93953.00 JPY Million Sep/21
Raw Materials 114739.00 112937.00 JPY Million Sep/21

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