Exports from Japan rose by 14.7% yoy to a record high of JPY 8,460.9 billion in March 2022, marking the 13th straight month of growth but slowing from a 19.1% increase in February. The reading was below market consensus of a 17.5% gain, amid growing uncertainty from supply challenges following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Shipments of machinery grew by 15.8%, led by semicon machinery (45.8%); and those of electrical machinery gained 15.6%, driven by semiconductors (16%). Also, there were rises in sales of others (27.1%), due to scientific, optical instruments (0.5%); chemicals (15.7%), lifted by plastic materials (11.6%); and manufactured goods (21.4%), supported by iron and steel (38.8%). In contrast, sales of transport equipment fell 1.2%, due to motor vehicles (-5.2%). Sales increased to China (25.9%), the US (18.4%), Hong Kong (9.2%), Taiwan (18.6%), South Korea (26.3%), Singapore (27.6%), Thailand (11.7%), Germany (13.2%), and Australia (7%). source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Exports YoY in Japan averaged 7.84 percent from 1964 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 89.20 percent in August of 1974 and a record low of -49.40 percent in February of 2009. This page includes a chart with historical data for Japan Exports YoY. Japan Exports YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

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Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -412.39 -669.66 JPY Billion Mar 2022
Current Account 2549.30 1648.30 JPY Billion Mar 2022
Exports 8460.92 7189.88 JPY Billion Mar 2022
Imports 8873.31 7859.54 JPY Billion Mar 2022
Exports YoY 14.70 19.10 percent Mar 2022

Japan Exports YoY
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).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.70 19.10 89.20 -49.40 1964 - 2022 percent Monthly
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Japan Export Growth Below Forecasts
Exports from Japan rose by 14.7% yoy to a record high of JPY 8,460.9 billion in March 2022, marking the 13th straight month of growth but slowing from a 19.1% increase in February. The reading was below market consensus of a 17.5% gain, amid growing uncertainty from supply challenges following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Shipments of machinery grew by 15.8%, led by semicon machinery (45.8%); and those of electrical machinery gained 15.6%, driven by semiconductors (16%). Also, there were rises in sales of others (27.1%), due to scientific, optical instruments (0.5%); chemicals (15.7%), lifted by plastic materials (11.6%); and manufactured goods (21.4%), supported by iron and steel (38.8%). In contrast, sales of transport equipment fell 1.2%, due to motor vehicles (-5.2%). Sales increased to China (25.9%), the US (18.4%), Hong Kong (9.2%), Taiwan (18.6%), South Korea (26.3%), Singapore (27.6%), Thailand (11.7%), Germany (13.2%), and Australia (7%).
2022-04-20
Japan Export Growth Below Forecasts
Exports from Japan rose by 19.1% yoy to JPY 7,190.1 billion in February 2022, compared with market consensus of a 21% growth and after a 9.6% increase in the prior month. While the latest reading was the fastest growth in shipments since last November, there were signs that the Japanese economy faces growing uncertainty from supply challlenges following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Shipments of machinery grew by 19.7%, led by semicon machinery (28%); and those of transport equipment went up 4.4%, due to motor vehicles (8.3%). Also, there were rises in sales of electrical machinery (16%), driven by semiconductors (21.4%); others (27.8%), due to scientific, optical instruments (6.2%); chemicals (19.8%), lifted by plastic materials (17.4%); and manufactured goods (31.1%), supported by iron and steel (45.5%). Sales increased to China (25.8%), the US (16%), Hong Kong (30.1%), Taiwan (26.9%), South Korea (31.4%), Thailand (15.7%), Germany (8.6%), and Australia (18.5%).
2022-03-16
Japan Export Growth Below Estimates
Exports from Japan rose by 9.6% yoy to JPY 6,332.0 billion in January 2022, missing market consensus of 16.5% and after a 17.5% growth in December. This was the weakest growth in shipments since last October, as global demand eased amid rising cases of the Omicron strain and persistent supply chain issues. Shipments of electrical machinery rose 9.8%, led by semiconductors (6.3%); and those of machinery went up 7.1%, driven by semicon machinery (10.3%). Also, there were rises in sales of others (16.1%); chemicals (5.8%), mainly supported by organic chemicals (21.3%); and manufactured goods (20%), lifted by iron and steel (87.8%). In contrast, exports of transport equipment fell 0.5%, due to motor vehicles (-1%) and cars (-3.6%). Sales rose to the US (11.5%), Hong Kong (4.9%), Taiwan (6.7%), South Korea (18.1%), Singapore (23.2%), Germany (9.4%), and Australia (39.7%). On the other hand, exports to China dropped 5.4%. In 2021, shipments rose 21.5% to JPY 83,093.09 billion.
2022-02-17

Japan Exports by Country Last Previous
China 1681775.00 1477509.00 JPY Million Mar/22
United States 1534618.00 1267536.00 JPY Million Mar/22
European Union 834674.00 640983.00 JPY Million Mar/22
South Korea 624807.00 557265.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Taiwan 582001.00 523018.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Hong Kong 349142.00 337111.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Thailand 341128.00 325738.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Singapore 247572.00 183508.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Germany 231283.00 182459.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Malaysia 193682.00 153216.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Australia 171412.00 156391.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Indonesia 165476.00 140098.00 JPY Million Mar/22
United Kingdom 156587.00 93259.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Netherlands 147848.00 109239.00 JPY Million Mar/22
India 142017.00 120303.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Philippines 135361.00 114544.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Belgium 92449.00 71361.00 JPY Million Mar/22
France 70389.00 55850.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Italy 58123.00 54475.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Russia 50903.00 82348.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Switzerland 38528.00 38143.00 JPY Million Mar/22
New Zealand 31398.00 27083.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Spain 24111.00 21576.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Pakistan 20888.00 20846.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Sweden 14534.00 9583.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Norway 9244.00 8293.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Denmark 6621.00 4473.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Greece 4363.00 2634.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Japan Exports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 4807826.20 4068888.16 JPY Million Mar/22
Transport Equipment 1578432.00 1370874.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Electrical Machinery 1492233.00 1268524.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Chemicals 1028294.00 913434.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Passenger Cars 871784.00 823144.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Re Goods 595359.81 514851.91 JPY Million Mar/22
Miscellaneous Articles 445376.11 390758.07 JPY Million Mar/22
Iron & Steel Products 415378.00 344385.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Chemical Compounds & Elements 302676.05 274678.24 JPY Million Mar/22
Plastic Materials 291783.00 254718.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Flat-rolled Iron On Steel Prds. 277183.11 222167.38 JPY Million Mar/22
Power Generating Machinery 265028.00 214341.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Precision Instruments 213194.33 183765.63 JPY Million Mar/22
Scientific,medical,optical Instruments 204987.00 176577.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Non-ferrous Metals 200361.00 183081.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Electrical Apparatus 200064.00 167509.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Organic Chemicals 192247.00 179743.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Chemical Materials & Products, Nes 165831.06 148116.70 JPY Million Mar/22
Mineral Fuels 157930.00 144842.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Construction Machines 156217.00 117578.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Non Monetary Gold 153817.44 83876.81 JPY Million Mar/22
Petroleum & Petroleum Products 150290.32 142110.77 JPY Million Mar/22
Raw Materials 148456.00 118357.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Crude Materials, Inedible, Except Fuels 144084.31 115574.27 JPY Million Mar/22
Pumps & Centrifuges 141701.00 117253.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Buses,trucks & Special Purpose Lorries 134063.00 106719.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Electric Power Machinery 131708.00 99466.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Office Machines 130771.83 105287.29 JPY Million Mar/22
Metal Products 126224.00 107406.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Ships 121223.00 67523.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Metal Working Machinery 114373.00 89937.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Inorganic Chemicals 107259.42 92725.70 JPY Million Mar/22
Medical & Pharmaceutical Products 97590.00 84957.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Parts of Computer 95582.00 75551.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Rubber Products 94859.00 76714.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Foodstuff 92343.00 75376.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Non-metallic Mineral Manufactures 90413.00 76047.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Iron Less Than 3mm Thickness 86947.83 66741.68 JPY Million Mar/22
Switches, Relays & Fuses 84219.88 72132.99 JPY Million Mar/22
Metalliferous Ores & Metal Scrap 83741.63 62734.17 JPY Million Mar/22
Batteries & Accumulators 80222.00 50475.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Freighter 78244.26 44502.47 JPY Million Mar/22
Food & Live Animals 73516.95 62412.94 JPY Million Mar/22
Visual Apparatus 69309.51 57207.16 JPY Million Mar/22
Textile Fibres & Product 65651.00 58014.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Mechanical Handling Equipment 63798.00 58054.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Rubber Tires & Tubes 63372.88 49765.09 JPY Million Mar/22
Iron & Steel Wire, Bars & Rods Shapes 58520.03 50081.21 JPY Million Mar/22
Photographic & Cinematographic Supplies 54446.00 50566.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Dyeing Tanning & Colouring Materials 52832.05 46931.77 JPY Million Mar/22
Ball Or Roller Bearings, Total 50704.00 41008.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Tubes, Pipes & Fittings 46653.33 39770.01 JPY Million Mar/22
Heating Or Cooling Eqp. 46118.00 37370.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Electric Motors 44219.54 34196.18 JPY Million Mar/22
Iron & Steel, Bars & Rods 43983.41 38027.04 JPY Million Mar/22
Motorcycles 43066.61 29899.10 JPY Million Mar/22
Tubes & Pipes 41885.51 35461.16 JPY Million Mar/22
Steel Tankers 40336.81 22971.74 JPY Million Mar/22
Motorcycles,autocycles & The Like 34710.00 22715.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Plated Or Coated Clad 34571.13 30688.07 JPY Million Mar/22
Paper & Paper Products 34263.00 28599.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Agriculture-use Machinery, Global Total 32654.86 24132.02 JPY Million Mar/22
Computer & Units 32012.00 26489.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Crude Rubber 29645.90 26467.54 JPY Million Mar/22
Video Tape Recorders & The Like 28519.00 23906.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Textile Machinery 27381.00 24750.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Woven Fabrics 26762.09 24510.14 JPY Million Mar/22
Fish & Fish Preparations 25544.57 21304.25 JPY Million Mar/22
Mineral, Tar & Crude Chemicals 21711.59 16510.82 JPY Million Mar/22
Miscellaneous Food Preparations 20079.10 17270.87 JPY Million Mar/22
Parts of Audio & Visual Apparatus 19968.00 15315.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Blooms, Billets, Slabs & Sheet Bars 19676.35 21607.46 JPY Million Mar/22
Beverages & Tobacco 18806.57 12963.25 JPY Million Mar/22
Stainless Steel 18311.46 14161.38 JPY Million Mar/22
Beverages 18125.44 12119.52 JPY Million Mar/22
Plated Or Coated Zinc 18118.69 16257.17 JPY Million Mar/22
Office & Stationery Supplies 17039.14 14046.50 JPY Million Mar/22
Blanks/recorded Media 16281.13 12956.21 JPY Million Mar/22
Polyethylene 15131.21 12578.12 JPY Million Mar/22
Polyvinyl Chloride Resins 14654.06 14317.44 JPY Million Mar/22
Silicon & Electrical Steel 13470.66 12589.37 JPY Million Mar/22
Household Appliances 13169.00 10808.96 JPY Million Mar/22
Synthetic Fibres Fabrics 12429.50 12065.16 JPY Million Mar/22
Textile Yarn & Thread 11920.55 9875.08 JPY Million Mar/22
Camera Lenses 11907.15 12252.65 JPY Million Mar/22
Pens, Pencils & Fountainpens 11900.69 9615.91 JPY Million Mar/22
Rubber Materials 10934.14 9430.81 JPY Million Mar/22
Stainless, Less Than 3mm Thickness 10777.01 8669.18 JPY Million Mar/22
Textile Fibres & Their Waste 10506.64 7634.23 JPY Million Mar/22
Electric Generators 10098.52 7372.81 JPY Million Mar/22
Synthetic Fibres, Yarn & Thread 9822.51 7612.35 JPY Million Mar/22
Clothing & Clothing Accessories 9810.34 10086.78 JPY Million Mar/22
Slabs 9473.19 12782.95 JPY Million Mar/22
Synthetic & Regerated Artificial Fibres 9346.49 6433.44 JPY Million Mar/22
Furniture 9145.12 8700.38 JPY Million Mar/22
Printing & Bookbinding Mach. 8963.13 7320.68 JPY Million Mar/22
Cereals & Cereal Preparations 8793.26 7385.26 JPY Million Mar/22
Paper Or Pulp Machinery 7786.91 2562.56 JPY Million Mar/22
Pulp, Waste & Scrap of Paper 7459.98 6740.11 JPY Million Mar/22
Iron & Steel, Bars & Rods Shapes 7317.00 5662.51 JPY Million Mar/22
Iron & Steel Wire, Bars & Rods 7219.62 6391.66 JPY Million Mar/22
Musical Instruments 6742.35 6806.76 JPY Million Mar/22
Television Receivers 6329.00 4925.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 6325.79 2112.85 JPY Million Mar/22
Crude Fertilizers & Crude Minerals 5409.04 5080.25 JPY Million Mar/22
Rails & Railway Construction Materials 5321.59 1916.20 JPY Million Mar/22
Rails 5257.62 1914.12 JPY Million Mar/22
Coffee,tea,cocoa & Spices 5032.34 4299.03 JPY Million Mar/22
Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 4930.27 4388.11 JPY Million Mar/22
Cement 4923.65 3625.78 JPY Million Mar/22
Fruit & Vegetables 4689.53 4358.10 JPY Million Mar/22
Meat & Meat Preparations 4314.48 3687.18 JPY Million Mar/22
Sewing Machines 4299.45 3609.09 JPY Million Mar/22
Animal & Vegetable Oils & Fats 4252.15 3019.07 JPY Million Mar/22
Food-processing Machines 3914.92 2355.57 JPY Million Mar/22
Polystyrene 3871.56 3042.99 JPY Million Mar/22
Audio Apparatus 3840.19 3482.77 JPY Million Mar/22
Wood, Lumber & Cork 3103.81 2824.01 JPY Million Mar/22
Wood & Cork Manufactures 2031.73 1450.28 JPY Million Mar/22
Processed Oils & Fats, Waxes 1838.23 1519.31 JPY Million Mar/22
Sugar,sugar Preparations & Honey 1836.31 1414.19 JPY Million Mar/22
Chemical Fertilizers 1807.47 1618.24 JPY Million Mar/22
Feeding Stuff For Animals 1591.68 1405.05 JPY Million Mar/22
Dairy Products & Eggs 1470.94 1135.45 JPY Million Mar/22
Fixed Vegetable Oils & Fats 1442.47 802.47 JPY Million Mar/22
Lighting Fixtures & Fittings & Parts 1370.85 1301.19 JPY Million Mar/22
Gas,natural & Manufactured 1313.42 603.74 JPY Million Mar/22
Animal Oils & Fats 971.45 697.28 JPY Million Mar/22
Footwear 959.10 806.47 JPY Million Mar/22
Hides,skins & Fur Skins,undressed 788.26 649.92 JPY Million Mar/22
Discontinuous Viscose Rayon Fibres 505.18 266.16 JPY Million Mar/22
Melamine Resins 364.08 346.73 JPY Million Mar/22
Refrigerators & Parts 312.24 317.09 JPY Million Mar/22
Envelopes, Notebooks & Similar Paper 236.50 186.38 JPY Million Mar/22
Explosive & Pyrotechnic Products 194.26 188.17 JPY Million Mar/22
Cotton Yarn & Thread 191.14 149.39 JPY Million Mar/22
Live Animals 164.75 150.22 JPY Million Mar/22
Cameras 134.55 123.45 JPY Million Mar/22
Seeds, Oil Nuts & Oil Kernels 62.99 146.28 JPY Million Mar/22

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