Exports from Japan declined 1.2 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6.38 trillion in February 2019, worse than market consensus of a 0.9 percent drop and after an 8.4 percent plunge in January. It was the third straight month of falls in shipments, amid weakening global demand and the US-China trade dispute. Exports fell for: transport equipment (-3.1 percent), in particular cars (-6.1 percent) and parts of motor vehicles (-5 percent); electrical machinery (-5.6 percent); and manufactured goods. By contrast, sales of chemicals rose 4.6 percent and those of machinery increased 1.7 percent. Among major trade partners, exports declined to South Korea (-13.8 percent), Singapore (-18.2 percent), Thailand (-2.7 percent), Australia (-13.3 percent), Germany (-1.5 percent) and the Middle East (-9.9 percent), but rose to China (5.5 percent), Hong Kong (2.3 percent) and the US (2 percent). Exports in Japan averaged 3352.97 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2019, 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.

Exports in Japan is expected to be 6930.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in Japan to stand at 6300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Exports is projected to trend around 6450.00 JPY Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 8.2% -1.3% 9%
2018-12-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 0.1% 8.2% 1.8%
2019-02-19 11:50 PM Exports YoY -8.4% -3.9% -5.5%
2019-03-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY -1.2% -8.4% -0.9%
2019-04-16 11:50 PM Exports YoY -1.2%
2019-05-20 11:50 PM Exports YoY
2019-06-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 339.00 -1415.64 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 600.40 452.80 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 6045.27 6990.32 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6384.27 5574.68 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
External Debt 442747.00 446531.00 446531.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 98.40 98.60 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 71136.92 10090.78 71136.92 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 27127.00 1839.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 13289000.00 18906000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2689400.00 2631800.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.93 3.60 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6384.27 5574.68 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2019 JPY Billion Monthly
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