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

Exports from Japan increased by 6.6 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6.69 trillion in August 2018, up from a 3.9 percent rise in July and above expectations of a 5.6 percent gain. Growth was mainly driven by transport equipment (+8.4 percent vs -4 percent in July); machinery (+9.8 percent vs +4.8 percent); manufactured goods (+10.5 percent vs +7.1 percent), chemicals (+15.1 percent vs +10.9 percent); and electrical machinery (+5.6 percent vs +7 percent). By country, exports to China rose at a slightly faster pace of 12.1 percent (vs 11.9 percent). Exports to Taiwan also climbed to a faster clip (+11.4 percent vs +4.4 percent). In contrast, exports to Singapore contracted 16.4 percent (vs +3.8 percent) and those to South Korea fell further (-3.1 percent vs -1.9 percent). Exports in Japan averaged 3323.41 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
2018-07-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 6.7% 8.1% 7%
2018-08-15 11:50 PM Exports YoY 3.9% 6.7% 6.3%
2018-09-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY 6.6% 3.9% 5.6%
2018-10-17 11:50 PM Exports YoY 6.6%
2018-11-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY
2018-12-18 11:50 PM Exports YoY


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -444.59 -231.93 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6691.56 6747.93 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 7136.16 6979.86 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 2010.00 1175.60 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 426882.00 413448.00 426882.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 96.00 96.00 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 11334.00 16333.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows -8462.00 5749.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 17929000.00 18634000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2577800.00 2832000.00 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 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6691.56 6747.93 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly
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