Imports to Japan slumped 6.7 percent from a year earlier to JPY 6.05 trillion in February 2019, far more than market expectations of a 5.8 percent fall and following a revised 0.8 percent decline in the previous month. It was the biggest drop since November 2016, as purchases of mineral fuels plunged 6.3 percent on petroleum (-11.2 percent), petroleum products (-27.9 percent) and coal (-2.3 percent). Imports also fell for: electrical machinery (-4.3 percent); machinery (-6.2 percent); chemicals (-9.3 percent); manufactured goods (-7.8 percent); foodstuff (-5.5 percent); and raw materials (-11 percent). Imports dropped from China (-15.8 percent), South Korea (-10.7 percent), Taiwan (-4.4 percent), Indonesia (-14.3 percent), Australia (-5.5 percent), Saudi Arabia (-18.7 percent), but grew from Thailand (9.8 percent), the US (4.9 percent), Germany (1 percent) and the UAE (1.4 percent). Imports in Japan averaged 2996.47 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2019, 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.

Imports in Japan is expected to be 6410.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Japan to stand at 6900.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Imports is projected to trend around 6040.00 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 Imports YoY 19.9% 7% 14.5%
2018-12-18 11:50 PM Imports YoY 12.5% 19.9% 11.5%
2019-02-19 11:50 PM Imports YoY -0.6% 1.9% -2.8%
2019-03-17 11:50 PM Imports YoY -6.7% -0.8% -5.8%
2019-04-16 11:50 PM Imports YoY -6.7%
2019-05-20 11:50 PM Imports YoY
2019-06-17 11:50 PM Imports 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 2604300.00 2689400.00 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 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6045.27 6990.32 8047.03 162.06 1963 - 2019 JPY Billion Monthly
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