Imports to Japan rose by 28.2% yoy to a fresh record peak of JPY 8,915.4 billion in April 2022, compared with market estimates of a 35.0% jump and after a 31.2% growth in March. This was the 13th straight month of double-digit growth, amid strong domestic demand, soaring commodity prices and as a weak yen has been raising costs both for consumers and businesses. Purchases of mineral fuels surged 108.9%, boosted by petroleum (99.3%) and LNG (151.6%); while those of electrical machinery rose 7.3%, led by semiconductors (35.6%). Also, imports grew for chemicals (26.5%); manufactured goods (11%), led by nonferrous metals(16.9%); machinery (8.4%), driven by computers (4%); and raw materials (12.3%), due to ore of nonferrous (26.8%). In contrast, arrivals of transport equipment fell 5.2%. Import grew from the US (15.3%), Taiwan (24.9%), South Korea (12.3%), Indonesia (95.9%), Germany (25.5%), and Australia (90.6%). By contrast, purchases from China fell 5.5%, the most since September 2020. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Imports YoY in Japan averaged 8.22 percent from 1964 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 106.50 percent in February of 1974 and a record low of -42.70 percent in February of 2009. This page includes a chart with historical data for Japan Imports YoY. Japan Imports 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 -839.17 -414.10 JPY Billion Apr 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 12.50 14.70 percent Apr 2022

Japan Imports YoY
In 2019 imports to Japan dropped 5 percent from the previous year's record high amid global trade tensions. Main imports were: mineral fuels (22 percent of total imports), with petroleum accounting for 10 percent and LNG for 6 percent; electrical machinery (15 percent) on the back of telephony, telegraphy and semiconductors; chemicals (10 percent) due to medical products and organic chemicals; machinery (10 percent) in particular computers and units; foodstuff (9 percent) such as fish and fish preparations and meat and meat preparations; manufactured goods (9 percent) on nonferrous metals; and raw materials (6 percent) mainly ore of nonferrous and iron ore and concentrates. Japan's main import partners were China (23 percent), the EU (12 percent) in particular Germany (3 percent), the US (11 percent), Australia (6 percent), South Korea (4 percent), Saudi Arabia (4 percent), Taiwan (4 percent), the UAE (4 percent) and Thailand (4 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
28.20 31.20 106.50 -42.70 1964 - 2022 percent Monthly
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Japan Imports Hit Fresh High
Imports to Japan rose by 28.2% yoy to a new record peak of JPY 8,915.4 billion in April 2022, compared with market estimates of a 35.0% jump and after a 31.2% growth in March. This was the 13th straight month of double-digit growth, amid sustained domestic demand, soaring commodity prices and as a weak yen has been raising costs both for consumers and businesses. Purchases of mineral fuels surged 108.9%, boosted by petroleum (99.3%) and LNG (151.6%); while those of electrical machinery rose 7.3%, led by semiconductors (35.6%). Also, imports grew for chemicals (26.5%); manufactured goods (11%), led by nonferrous metals(16.9%); machinery (8.4%), driven by computers (4%); and raw materials (12.3%), due to ore of nonferrous (26.8%). In contrast, arrivals of transport equipment fell 5.2%. Import grew from the US (15.3%), Taiwan (24.9%), South Korea (12.3%), Indonesia (95.9%), Germany (25.5%), and Australia (90.6%). By contrast, purchases from China fell 5.5%, the most since September 2020.
2022-05-19
Japan Imports Extend Double Digit Growth
Imports to Japan expanded 31.2% yoy to a record of JPY 8,873.3 billion in March 2022, above estimates of 28.9% growth and after a 34.1% jump a month earlier. This was the 12th straight month of double-digit growth in purchases, amid strong domestic demand, soaring commodity prices and as a weaker yen has been raising costs both for consumers and businesses. Arrivals of mineral fuels surged 80.5%, boosted by petroleum (69.7%) and LNG (89.2%); while those of electrical machinery gained 15.6%, led by semiconductors (50.4%). Also, imports of chemicals soared 42.2%; purchases of manufactured goods climbed 30%, led by nonferrous metals(71.3%); machinery went up 5.3%, led by computers and units (4%); raw materials rose 16.6%, due to ore of nonferrous (24.8%); and arrivals of transport equipment increased 4.3%. Import grew from China (19%), Taiwan (43.2%), South Korea (23.9%), the US (18.4%), Germany (13%), and Australia (86.3%); while fell from Hong Kong (-12.1%).
2022-04-20
Japan Imports Rise More than Estimated
Imports to Japan expanded 34.0% yoy to JPY 7,858.3 billion in February 2022, above market estimates of 28% growth and after a 39.6% jump a month earlier. This was the 11th straight month of double-digit growth in purchases, amid strong domestic demand and soaring commodity prices. Arrivals of mineral fuels surged 79%, boosted by petroleum (93.2%) and LNG (65.3%); while those of electrical machinery gained 15.4%, led by semiconductors (42.8%). Also, imports of chemicals soared 59.9%, while those of others rose 3.6%. Further, purchases of manufactured goods grew 23.4%, led by iron & steel (59.5%); those of machinery went up 9.4%, led by computers and units (4%); imports of raw materials gained 38.9%, due to ore of nonferrous (24.4%); and arrivals of transport equipment rose 7%, mainly led by aircraft (86.5%). Import grew from China (5.8%), Taiwan (30%), South Korea (24%), Thailand (17.3%), Indonesia (53.1%), the US (38.9%), and Australia (96.9%); while fell from Germany (-10.4%).
2022-03-16

Japan Imports by Country Last Previous
China 1882011.00 1533133.00 JPY Million Mar/22
United States 942253.00 864699.00 JPY Million Mar/22
European Union 937646.00 835151.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Australia 701517.00 654584.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Taiwan 370347.00 306678.00 JPY Million Mar/22
South Korea 364711.00 300373.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Thailand 287519.00 265140.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Indonesia 271319.00 237624.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Malaysia 250705.00 223585.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Germany 250077.00 191883.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Russia 187547.00 206686.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Philippines 120217.00 103031.00 JPY Million Mar/22
France 119829.00 97387.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Singapore 114758.00 86953.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Italy 111918.00 115788.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Switzerland 81356.00 85585.00 JPY Million Mar/22
India 78051.00 70645.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Spain 74946.00 84958.00 JPY Million Mar/22
United Kingdom 68122.00 57753.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Belgium 60456.00 87651.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Sweden 49450.00 29296.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Netherlands 35628.00 41422.00 JPY Million Mar/22
New Zealand 27996.00 17938.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Denmark 24985.00 24801.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Hong Kong 9169.00 9577.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Pakistan 5633.00 2226.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Japan Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 2287217.70 1967076.68 JPY Million Mar/22
Mineral Fuels 2173385.00 2143509.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Chemicals 1148557.00 996023.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Industrial Chemicals 1119640.00 970174.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Petroleum & Petroleum Products 1035799.00 1007479.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Miscellaneous Manufacturers Articles 899250.08 734695.29 JPY Million Mar/22
Petroleum 865104.00 808629.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Foodstuff 722256.00 599966.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Gas,natural & Manufactured 679678.45 768234.43 JPY Million Mar/22
Food & Live Animals 642133.77 537034.71 JPY Million Mar/22
Raw Materials 618967.00 584314.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Crude Materials, Inedible, Except Fuels 593696.99 561460.35 JPY Million Mar/22
Medical & Pharmaceutical Product 569764.00 509263.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Medical & Pharmaceutical Products 569764.00 509263.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Liquefied Natural Gas 566742.00 676223.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 458073.99 367837.17 JPY Million Mar/22
Coal 450513.00 360294.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Metalliferous Ores & Metal Scrap 395041.05 400584.54 JPY Million Mar/22
Non-ferrous Metals 336443.00 245173.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Integrated Circuits 295603.00 239961.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Chemical Compounds & Elements 288090.95 242669.71 JPY Million Mar/22
Office Equipment 282173.04 244095.75 JPY Million Mar/22
Transport Equipment 266174.00 234990.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Clothing & Accessories 262042.00 210790.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Telephony Telegraphy 260282.00 247534.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Commom Coal N.e.s 253775.13 213149.47 JPY Million Mar/22
Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles 238239.90 181595.23 JPY Million Mar/22
Computer & Units 234639.00 201312.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Precision Instruments & Apparatus 207572.34 175967.67 JPY Million Mar/22
Nonferrous Metal Ores 188829.00 177439.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Organic Chemicals 185330.00 159404.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Scientific & Optical Instruments 178131.00 150651.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Petroleum Product 170695.00 198850.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Re Imports Ofof Goods 139096.55 129264.56 JPY Million Mar/22
Cereals & Cereal Preparations 139084.00 95226.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Meat & Meat Preparations 131020.00 126267.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Fish & Fish Preparations 127596.00 115671.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Iron Ore & Concentrates 126564.00 153940.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Audio & Visual Apparatus,parts Thereof 125193.00 100510.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Metal Products 124208.00 99038.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Petroleum Spirits 119693.00 133277.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Plastic Materials 119114.38 96716.34 JPY Million Mar/22
Iron & Steel Products 113910.00 103213.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Liquefied Petroleum Gas 112947.00 92011.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Clothing 112466.68 88611.17 JPY Million Mar/22
Alminium & Alminium Alloys 109347.68 74737.37 JPY Million Mar/22
Motor Vehicles 105715.00 72818.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Fruit & Vegetables 103639.00 82441.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Textile Yarn,fabrics,make Up Articles 96903.00 76498.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Inorganic Chemicals 96603.72 78845.23 JPY Million Mar/22
Chemical Materials & Products, Nes 87280.55 72978.08 JPY Million Mar/22
Power Generating Machinery 85832.00 88822.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Electric Power Machinery 85184.00 64863.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Wood & Cork Manufactures 82454.00 73648.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Furniture 80732.00 67351.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Beverages & Tobacco 80175.48 63003.86 JPY Million Mar/22
Maize 65703.92 43226.02 JPY Million Mar/22
Non-metallic Mineral Products 63996.00 50524.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Women S, Girl S & Infant S Dresses 63520.19 48939.73 JPY Million Mar/22
Wood, Lumber & Cork 56875.22 49305.22 JPY Million Mar/22
Seeds, Oil Nuts & Oil Kernels 53343.55 41709.94 JPY Million Mar/22
Vegetables 53196.00 40542.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Bags 51553.00 45014.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Fruits 50443.00 41899.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Feeding-stuff For Animals 50214.22 38524.43 JPY Million Mar/22
Footwear 48277.01 43161.33 JPY Million Mar/22
Wood 47304.00 43388.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Men S & Boy S Outer Garments 44158.86 36741.95 JPY Million Mar/22
Aircrafts 43814.00 54355.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Knitted Undergarments 43395.96 32364.64 JPY Million Mar/22
Parts of Computer 41570.00 37128.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Maize (feeding) 39894.28 31296.43 JPY Million Mar/22
Coffee,tea,cocoa and Spices 39166.84 33686.25 JPY Million Mar/22
Wheat & Meslin Unmilled 38606.08 25713.22 JPY Million Mar/22
Switches, Relays & Fuses 36807.88 31060.44 JPY Million Mar/22
Synthetic Resins 31009.31 24829.40 JPY Million Mar/22
Video Tape Recorders & The Like 30824.79 24309.41 JPY Million Mar/22
Paper & Paper Products 30642.05 25687.43 JPY Million Mar/22
Electric Motors & Generators 30159.14 23066.17 JPY Million Mar/22
Sweaters 28261.42 27554.37 JPY Million Mar/22
Rubber Manufactured 28102.42 23182.73 JPY Million Mar/22
Beverages 27546.14 25007.37 JPY Million Mar/22
Animal & Vegetable Oils & Fats 25333.44 22931.27 JPY Million Mar/22
Crude Rubber 24652.90 17562.22 JPY Million Mar/22
Miscellaneous Food Preparations 21518.17 16598.53 JPY Million Mar/22
Copper & Copper Alloys 20810.12 14135.90 JPY Million Mar/22
Soy Beans 20733.00 16312.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Dairy Products & Eggs 19049.61 15302.09 JPY Million Mar/22
Fertilizers 17904.43 19426.63 JPY Million Mar/22
Fixed Vegetable Oils & Fats 17175.33 15513.64 JPY Million Mar/22
Dyeing, Tanning & Colouring Materials 15821.90 12926.92 JPY Million Mar/22
Crude Fertilizers & Crude Minerals 15597.50 14944.49 JPY Million Mar/22
Pulp, Waste & Scrap of Paper 14885.21 12174.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Pulp 14825.13 12102.08 JPY Million Mar/22
Connecting Components 13025.00 15448.00 JPY Million Feb/22
Polyethylene 12675.20 10016.56 JPY Million Mar/22
Clothing Accessories & Apparel 12252.71 10719.95 JPY Million Mar/22
Textile Yarn & Thread 11754.04 9933.72 JPY Million Mar/22
Sugar,sugar Preparations and Honey 9283.49 9893.77 JPY Million Mar/22
Textile Fibres & Their Waste 7712.90 6119.56 JPY Million Mar/22
Socks & Stockings 7384.03 6192.65 JPY Million Mar/22
Synthetic Fibres, Yarn & Thread 6906.45 5920.32 JPY Million Mar/22
Processed Oils & Fats,and Waxes 6849.42 6039.38 JPY Million Mar/22
Floor Coverings 6234.84 4523.33 JPY Million Mar/22
Polyvinyl Chloride Resins 4309.40 3024.71 JPY Million Mar/22
Woven Synthetic Fibres 3987.20 3241.87 JPY Million Mar/22
Undergarments 3652.57 1934.65 JPY Million Mar/22
Ships & Boats 3249.17 9042.90 JPY Million Mar/22
Rubber Materials 3217.58 2762.62 JPY Million Mar/22
Office & Stationery Supplies 3145.83 2510.06 JPY Million Mar/22
Non Monetary Gold 3136.66 2675.41 JPY Million Mar/22
Silicones 2538.68 1925.51 JPY Million Mar/22
Pens, Pencils & Fountainpens 1900.73 1507.07 JPY Million Mar/22
Mineral, Tar & Crude Chemicals 1869.66 471.35 JPY Million Mar/22
Live Animals 1502.05 3385.06 JPY Million Mar/22
Animal Oils & Fats 1308.70 1378.26 JPY Million Mar/22
Knitted Or Crocheted Fabrics 1168.95 952.12 JPY Million Mar/22
Explosive & Pyrotechnic Products 1071.78 748.60 JPY Million Mar/22
Polystyrene 981.92 611.54 JPY Million Mar/22
Hides, Skins, & Fur Skins,undressed 935.89 768.39 JPY Million Mar/22
Radioactive Chemical Elements 841.08 704.19 JPY Million Mar/22
Woolen & Woven Fabrics 565.70 666.92 JPY Million Mar/22
Silk Yarn & Thread 538.16 387.65 JPY Million Mar/22
Cameras & Parts 360.14 178.15 JPY Million Mar/22
Silk Woven Fabric 268.31 263.52 JPY Million Mar/22
Crude Benzene 159.36 118.43 JPY Million Dec/21
Crude Xylene 0.84 0.64 JPY Million Jul/21

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