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 8076.24 8460.92 JPY Billion Apr 2022
Imports 8915.41 8873.31 JPY Billion Apr 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 1657387.00 1882011.00 JPY Million Apr/22
European Union 991447.00 937646.00 JPY Million Apr/22
United States 853918.00 942253.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Australia 726978.00 701517.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Taiwan 403362.00 370347.00 JPY Million Apr/22
South Korea 331136.00 364711.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Indonesia 330201.00 271319.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Thailand 261242.00 287519.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Germany 255026.00 250077.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Malaysia 251065.00 250705.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Russia 187086.00 187547.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Italy 136644.00 111918.00 JPY Million Apr/22
France 117105.00 119829.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Philippines 112145.00 120217.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Singapore 106284.00 114758.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Spain 93897.00 74946.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Switzerland 81332.00 81356.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Belgium 80805.00 60456.00 JPY Million Apr/22
United Kingdom 72454.00 68122.00 JPY Million Apr/22
India 68785.00 78051.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Netherlands 44862.00 35628.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Sweden 40859.00 49450.00 JPY Million Apr/22
New Zealand 34202.00 27996.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Denmark 24985.00 24801.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Hong Kong 9027.00 9169.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Pakistan 5633.00 2226.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Japan Imports by Category Last Previous
Mineral Fuels 2527548.00 2173385.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Machinery & Transport Equipment 2287217.70 1967076.68 JPY Million Mar/22
Petroleum & Petroleum Products 1409969.00 1035799.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Petroleum 1177368.00 865104.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Industrial Chemicals 1119640.00 970174.00 JPY Million Mar/22
Chemicals 999787.00 1148557.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Miscellaneous Manufacturers Articles 899250.08 734695.29 JPY Million Mar/22
Foodstuff 814678.00 722256.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Gas,natural & Manufactured 679678.45 768234.43 JPY Million Mar/22
Raw Materials 672346.00 618967.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Food & Live Animals 642133.77 537034.71 JPY Million Mar/22
Crude Materials, Inedible, Except Fuels 593696.99 561460.35 JPY Million Mar/22
Liquefied Natural Gas 557279.00 566742.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Coal 461459.00 450513.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 458073.99 367837.17 JPY Million Mar/22
Medical & Pharmaceutical Product 435621.00 569764.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Medical & Pharmaceutical Products 435621.00 569764.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Metalliferous Ores & Metal Scrap 395041.05 400584.54 JPY Million Mar/22
Integrated Circuits 315224.00 295603.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Chemical Compounds & Elements 288090.95 242669.71 JPY Million Mar/22
Office Equipment 282173.04 244095.75 JPY Million Mar/22
Non-ferrous Metals 279436.00 336443.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Transport Equipment 271606.00 266174.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Telephony Telegraphy 260043.00 260282.00 JPY Million Apr/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
Petroleum Product 232601.00 170695.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Clothing & Accessories 224584.00 262042.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Nonferrous Metal Ores 211503.00 188829.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Computer & Units 208232.00 234639.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Precision Instruments & Apparatus 207572.34 175967.67 JPY Million Mar/22
Organic Chemicals 196112.00 185330.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Petroleum Spirits 186616.00 119693.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Meat & Meat Preparations 185104.00 131020.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Fish & Fish Preparations 180901.00 127596.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Scientific & Optical Instruments 162010.00 178131.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Iron Ore & Concentrates 148464.00 126564.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Re Imports Ofof Goods 139096.55 129264.56 JPY Million Mar/22
Motor Vehicles 133095.00 105715.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Fruit & Vegetables 124310.00 103639.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Plastic Materials 119114.38 96716.34 JPY Million Mar/22
Metal Products 115438.00 124208.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Clothing 112466.68 88611.17 JPY Million Mar/22
Alminium & Alminium Alloys 109347.68 74737.37 JPY Million Mar/22
Iron & Steel Products 107825.00 113910.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Audio & Visual Apparatus,parts Thereof 105115.00 125193.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Cereals & Cereal Preparations 102002.00 139084.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Inorganic Chemicals 96603.72 78845.23 JPY Million Mar/22
Power Generating Machinery 93778.00 85832.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Textile Yarn,fabrics,make Up Articles 89153.00 96903.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Liquefied Petroleum Gas 88009.00 112947.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Chemical Materials & Products, Nes 87280.55 72978.08 JPY Million Mar/22
Beverages & Tobacco 80175.48 63003.86 JPY Million Mar/22
Wood & Cork Manufactures 79674.00 82454.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Furniture 75635.00 80732.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Electric Power Machinery 67336.00 85184.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Maize 65703.92 43226.02 JPY Million Mar/22
Women S, Girl S & Infant S Dresses 63520.19 48939.73 JPY Million Mar/22
Fruits 62411.00 50443.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Vegetables 61899.00 53196.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Non-metallic Mineral Products 57492.00 63996.00 JPY Million Apr/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
Bags 50216.00 51553.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Feeding-stuff For Animals 50214.22 38524.43 JPY Million Mar/22
Footwear 48277.01 43161.33 JPY Million Mar/22
Men S & Boy S Outer Garments 44158.86 36741.95 JPY Million Mar/22
Knitted Undergarments 43395.96 32364.64 JPY Million Mar/22
Wood 42931.00 47304.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Aircrafts 41744.00 43814.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Maize (feeding) 39894.28 31296.43 JPY Million Mar/22
Parts of Computer 39632.00 41570.00 JPY Million Apr/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
Soy Beans 27260.00 20733.00 JPY Million Apr/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
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
Aircrafts from Russia 5.00 0.00 JPY Million Apr/22
Crude Xylene 0.84 0.64 JPY Million Jul/21

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