Exports from Japan declined 8.2 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6.14 trillion in August 2019, the ninth straight month of decrease and compared to market expectations of a 10.9 percent fall, amid weakening global demand and the US-China trade dispute. Lower sales were recorded in transport equipment (-8.2 percent); machinery (-12.3 percent); electrical machinery (-8.1 percent); manufactured goods (-11 percent); and chemicals (-5.1 percent). Among main trading partners, exports dropped to to China (-12.1 percent), the US (-4.4 percent), Hong Kong (-11.5 percent), South Korea (-9.4 percent), Taiwan (-8.5 percent) and the EU (-1.3 percent). Exports in Japan averaged 3376.77 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 6580.00 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 7100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Exports is projected to trend around 7050.00 JPY Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY May -7.8% -2.4% -7.7% -5.2%
2019-07-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY Jun -6.7% -7.8% -5.6%
2019-08-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY Jul -1.6% -6.6% -2.2%
2019-09-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY Aug -8.2% -1.5% -10.9%
2019-10-20 11:50 PM Exports YoY Sep -8.2%
2019-11-19 11:50 PM Exports YoY Oct
2019-12-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY Nov


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -136.30 -250.70 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1999.92 1211.17 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.50 4.00 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 6277.28 6894.06 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6140.95 6643.19 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
External Debt 456947.00 462696.00 462696.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 98.60 99.30 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12360.55 14725.53 70854.65 -3825.00 JPY Hundred Million [+]
Capital Flows 8373.00 37129.00 51996.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 18922000.00 19930000.00 28213000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2991200.00 2880000.00 2991200.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.22 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.93 3.60 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 5.00 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6140.95 6643.19 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2019 JPY Billion Monthly
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