Japan Exports 1963-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Exports from Japan increased 7.8 percent year-on-year to JPY 6,822 billion in April 2018, following a 2.1 percent rise in March but missing market expectations of 8.1 percent growth. Sales of transport equipment rose 11.8 percent, boosted by cars (16.1 percent), and those of machinery went up 8.7 percent, driven by power generating machine (5 percent) and semicon machinery (18.2 percent). Also, exports rose for electrical machinery (4.8 percent), of which semiconductors (4.3 percent); chemicals (5 percent); and manufactured goods (4.1 percent). Among major trading partners, sales to Asia rose 6 percent, mainly to China (10.9 percent), Taiwan (0.8 percent), Hong Kong (1.3 percent) and Singapore (9.7 percent). In addition, exports grew to the US (4.3 percent); the EU (14.1 percent), mainly Germany (14.7 percent) and the UK (21.5 percent); and the Middle East (6.8 percent). Exports in Japan averaged 3303.04 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 1.8% 12.3% 1.9%
2018-04-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY 2.1% 1.8% 4.7%
2018-05-20 11:50 PM Exports YoY 7.8% 2.1% 8.1%
2018-06-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY 7.8%
2018-07-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY
2018-08-15 11:50 PM Exports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 625.98 796.97 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6822.29 7382.66 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6196.31 6585.69 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 3122.30 2076.02 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 404921.00 408292.00 408292.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 99.80 100.20 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 9283.00 8202.42 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 45639.00 15267.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 16296000.00 14040000.00 23192000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2900700.00 2607900.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.22 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.60 2.45 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 4.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Japan Exports

Exports of high technology products have been the engine of Japan's economic growth since 1960. Exports account for around 17 percent of total GDP. In 2017 main exports were: transport equipment (23 percent of total exports) with transport vehicles accounting for 15 percent; machinery (20 percent); electrical machinery (17.5 percent); manufactured goods (11 percent) and chemicals (10 percent). Japan's main export partners are: the United States (19 percent), China (18 percent), South Korea (7 percent) and Taiwan (6 percent). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6822.29 7382.66 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly
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