Exports from Japan slumped 28.3 percent yoy to JPY 4.18 trillion in May 2020, compared with market consensus of a 17.9 percent drop and after a 21.9 percent fall in April. Sales fell for the 18th straight month and at the sharpest pace in more than 10 years amid weakening global demand and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Shipments of transport equipment plunged 60.3 percent after falling 45.5 percent in the previous month dragged mainly by motor vehicles (-64.1 percent). Meanwhile, exports also fell sharply for machinery (-23.2 percent), electrical machinery (-13.7 percent), manufactured goods (-23.8 percent), and mineral fuels (-72.6 percent). Among top commercial partners, exports to the United States plummeted 50.6 percent after dropping 37.8 percent in April, whereas those to China fell by a softer pace of 1.9 percent compared to a 4.1 percent drop.

Exports in Japan averaged 3413.06 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2020, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Exports in Japan is expected to be 5600.00 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 5800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Exports is projected to trend around 5200.00 JPY Billion in 2021 and 5700.00 JPY Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

Ok
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.

Please Paste this Code in your Website
width
height
Japan Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4184.78 5206.03 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2020 JPY Billion Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-17 11:50 PM Feb -1% -2.6% -4.3% -3%
2020-04-19 11:50 PM Mar -11.7% -1% -10.1%
2020-05-20 11:50 PM Apr -21.9% -11.7% -22.7%
2020-06-16 11:50 PM May -28.3% -21.9% -17.9%


News Stream
Japan Exports Drop the Most since 2009
Exports from Japan slumped 28.3 percent yoy to JPY 4.18 trillion in May 2020, compared with market consensus of a 17.9 percent drop and after a 21.9 percent fall in April. Sales fell for the 18th straight month and at the sharpest pace in more than 10 years amid weakening global demand and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Shipments of transport equipment plunged 60.3 percent after falling 45.5 percent in the previous month dragged mainly by motor vehicles (-64.1 percent). Meanwhile, exports also fell sharply for machinery (-23.2 percent), electrical machinery (-13.7 percent), manufactured goods (-23.8 percent), and mineral fuels (-72.6 percent). Among top commercial partners, exports to the United States plummeted 50.6 percent after dropping 37.8 percent in April, whereas those to China fell by a softer pace of 1.9 percent compared to a 4.1 percent drop.
2020-06-16
Japan Exports Slump the Most since 2009
Exports from Japan slumped 21.9 percent yoy to JPY 5.20 trillion in April 2020, compared with market consensus of a 22.7 percent drop and after an 11.7 percent fall in March. Sales fell for the 17th straight month and at the sharpest pace since October of 2009 amid weakening global demand and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Shipments of transport equipment plunged 45.5 percent after falling 18.2 percent in the previous month dragged mainly by motor vehicles (-50.6 percent), those of machinery declined 23.4 percent after tumbling 17.9 percent and electrical machinery went down 8.8 percent. Also, exports of chemicals fell 6.3 percent after a 5.2 percent decline. Among top commercial partners, exports to the United States plummeted 37.8 percent after dropping 16.5 percent in March, whereas those to China fell by a softer pace of 4.1 percent compared to an 8.7 percent drop.
2020-05-21
Japan Exports Fall the Most Since July 2016
Exports from Japan slumped 11.7% yoy to JPY 6.36 trillion in March 2020, compared with market consensus of a 10.1% drop and after a 1% fall in February. This was the 16th straight month of drop in overseas sales and the steepest since July 2016, amid weakening global demand and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sales of transport equipment plummeted 18.2%, dragged down by passenger cars (-13.9%) and parts of motor vehicles (-17.9%). Also, exports of machinery tumbled 17.9%, due to power generating machine (-18.6%); and those of electrical machinery fell 3.5%. In addition, sales dropped for chemicals (-5.2%) and manufactured foods (-2.1%). Exports to the US tumbled 16.5%, the most since April 2011. Also, shipments declined to China (-8.7%), Hong Kong (-14.2%), South Korea (-10.4%), Singapore (-33.7%), India (-13.1%), Australia (-5.7%), Germany (-12.6%), the UK (-23.5%), and Russia (-24.9%). In contrast, exports grew to Malaysia (2.4%), the UAE (4.8%) and Saudi Arabia (21.3%).
2020-04-20
Japan Exports Drop 1%
Exports from Japan fell 1 percent yoy to JPY 6.32 trillion in February 2020 compared to market expectations of a 4.3 percent decline. It was the 15th straight month of decline in sales, with the coronavirus outbreak now dragging demand and also expected to possibly hurt supply chains in the near future. Sales of transport equipment decreased 4.1 percent, dragged by a 4 percent drop in motor vehicles and a 10 percent decline in aircraft. Meanwhile, machinery plunged 8.8 percent. In contrast, electrical machinery jumped 9.8 percent. By top trading partners, exports to the US fell 2.6 percent, while those to China declined 0.4 percent. Also, sales to Hong Kong sank 9.6 percent and to Australia 9.9 percent.
2020-03-18

Japan Exports
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).
Japan Exports by Country Last Previous
China 1126222.00 1182222.00 JPY Million May/20
United States 588415.00 879796.00 JPY Million May/20
European Union 363839.00 483506.00 JPY Million May/20
Taiwan 359338.00 396908.00 JPY Million May/20
South Korea 329224.00 412205.00 JPY Million May/20
Hong Kong 254058.00 271899.00 JPY Million May/20
Thailand 172843.00 232205.00 JPY Million May/20
Singapore 139652.00 160848.00 JPY Million May/20
Germany 105177.00 146360.00 JPY Million May/20
Malaysia 77399.00 94223.00 JPY Million May/20
Netherlands 64120.00 101765.00 JPY Million May/20
United Kingdom 60525.00 65796.00 JPY Million May/20
Australia 52961.00 79894.00 JPY Million May/20
Philippines 50976.00 56029.00 JPY Million May/20
Indonesia 45837.00 96944.00 JPY Million May/20
France 43644.00 40419.00 JPY Million May/20
Belgium 38473.00 52376.00 JPY Million May/20
India 37967.00 43021.00 JPY Million May/20
Russia 37446.00 42482.00 JPY Million May/20
Italy 20894.00 23171.00 JPY Million May/20
Japan Exports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 2908540.24 3826300.67 JPY Million Apr/20
Electrical Machinery 850813.00 1009897.00 JPY Million May/20
Chemicals 616656.00 742939.00 JPY Million May/20
Transport Equipment 540568.00 864556.00 JPY Million May/20
Miscellaneous Articles 346347.84 363075.54 JPY Million Apr/20
Re Goods 291635.32 323579.15 JPY Million May/20
Passenger Cars 274380.00 454362.00 JPY Million May/20
Iron & Steel Products 196416.00 229861.00 JPY Million May/20
Plastic Materials 166926.00 211626.00 JPY Million May/20
Precision Instruments 162190.08 180989.98 JPY Million Apr/20
Chemical Compounds & Elements 149738.34 197269.79 JPY Million May/20
Scientific,medical,optical Instruments 131768.00 156859.00 JPY Million May/20
Power Generating Machinery 122968.00 157312.00 JPY Million May/20
Flat-rolled Iron On Steel Prds. 118337.63 139682.03 JPY Million May/20
Electrical Apparatus 112724.00 143786.00 JPY Million May/20
Chemical Materials & Products, Nes 111272.71 129135.32 JPY Million May/20
Office Machines 107073.15 102495.10 JPY Million Apr/20
Organic Chemicals 106894.00 132491.00 JPY Million May/20
Non-ferrous Metals 98568.00 110369.00 JPY Million May/20
Medical & Pharmaceutical Products 79823.00 69542.00 JPY Million May/20

United Nations Comtrade Database
Exports by Country  |   Exports by Category  |   Imports by Country  |   Imports by Category