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

Imports to Japan grew by 14 percent year-on-year to JPY 6,901 billion in May 2018, beating consensus of a 8.2 percent rise and reaching the highest value since January. Purchases of mineral fuels rose 20.7 percent, namely petroleum (28.6 pct), and those of electrical machinery increased 6.2 percent, in particular semiconductors (10.9 pct). Also imports advanced for: chemicals (19.1 percent); machinery (10.6 percent), driven by power generating machine (10.3 pct); manufactured goods (15.5 percent); transport equipment (36.4 percent, namely motor vehicles (10.7 pct); and others (6.4 percent), of which clothing and accessories (13.4 pct). Among major trading partners, inbound shipments increased from Asia (9.4 percent), mainly from China (8.6 pct); South Korea (12.7 pct); Taiwan (12.2 pct); Thailand (12.4 pct ). Also, purchases grew from the US (19.9 percent); the Western Europe countries (14 percent), mainly from Germany (11 pct), the UK (16.3 pct); and the Middle East (33.5 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 2942.95 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8047.03 JPY Billion in January of 2014 and a record low of 162.06 JPY Billion in January of 1963.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY -0.6% 16.6% 5.4%
2018-05-20 11:50 PM Imports YoY 5.9% -0.6% 9.6%
2018-06-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY 14% 5.9% 8.2%
2018-07-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY 14% 5.3%
2018-08-15 11:50 PM Imports YoY
2018-09-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -578.32 624.57 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6323.32 6822.35 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6901.65 6197.78 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1938.30 1845.12 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 413448.00 404921.00 413448.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 96.60 98.30 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5651.00 13647.52 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 33063.00 4298.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 23582000.00 16296000.00 23582000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2675000.00 2900700.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 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 Imports

Japan main imports are: mineral fuels (21 percent of total imports) with petroleum accounting for 10 percent, electrical machinery (16 percent), machinery (10 percent), food (9 percent), manufactured goods (9 percent), chemicals (8 percent) and raw materials (6 percent). Japan's main import partners are China (25 percent), the United States (10 percent), Australia (5.4 percent), South Korea (4 percent), Saudi Arabia (3.9 percent), United Arab Emirates (3.6 percent) and Qatar (3.6 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6901.65 6197.78 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly
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