Exports from Japan soared 48.6% yoy to a three-month high of JPY 7,221 billion in June 2021, compared with market forecasts of a 46.2% growth and after a 49.6% rise in May. This was the fourth straight month of growth in sales, amid strong signs that a recovery in global trade gained strength and low base effects from last year. Exports of machinery jumped 42%, led by power generating machines (39.2%); while those of transport equipment surged 68.1%, boosted by motor vehicles (102.8%), and cars (100.6%). In addition, there were rises in shipments of electrical machinery (39.9%), driven by semiconductors (24.7%); others (47.3%), led by scientific instruments (26%); chemicals (39.6%), driven by plastic materials (43.1%); and manufactured goods (56.7%), due to iron and steel products (73%). Sales rose to most countries: China (27.7%), Taiwan (27.8%), Hong Kong (18%), South Korea (36.4%), Thailand (98.7%), the US (85.5%), Germany (51.3%), and Australia (55.6%). source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Exports in Japan averaged 3466 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2021, 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 August of 2021.

Exports in Japan is expected to be 6300.00 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 6300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Exports is projected to trend around 6700.00 JPY Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7220.79 6259.86 7681.69 105.08 1963 - 2021 JPY Billion Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-18 11:50 PM Mar 16.1% -4.5% 11.6%
2021-05-19 11:50 PM Apr 38% 16.1% 30.9%
2021-06-15 11:50 PM May 49.6% 38% 51.3%
2021-07-20 11:50 PM Jun 48.6% 49.6% 46.2%


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Japan Exports Hit 3-Month High
Exports from Japan soared 48.6% yoy to a three-month high of JPY 7,221 billion in June 2021, compared with market forecasts of a 46.2% growth and after a 49.6% rise in May. This was the fourth straight month of growth in sales, amid strong signs that a recovery in global trade gained strength and low base effects from last year. Exports of machinery jumped 42%, led by power generating machines (39.2%); while those of transport equipment surged 68.1%, boosted by motor vehicles (102.8%), and cars (100.6%). In addition, there were rises in shipments of electrical machinery (39.9%), driven by semiconductors (24.7%); others (47.3%), led by scientific instruments (26%); chemicals (39.6%), driven by plastic materials (43.1%); and manufactured goods (56.7%), due to iron and steel products (73%). Sales rose to most countries: China (27.7%), Taiwan (27.8%), Hong Kong (18%), South Korea (36.4%), Thailand (98.7%), the US (85.5%), Germany (51.3%), and Australia (55.6%).
2021-07-21
Japan Exports Rise the Most Since 1980
Exports from Japan jumped 49.6% yoy to JPY 6,261 billion in May 2021, compared with estimates of a 51.3% growth and after a 38% rise in April. This was the third straight month of growth in sales and the steepest pace since April 1980, amid strong signs that a recovery in global trade gained strength and amid low base effects from last year. Sales of machinery surged 40.4%, led by power generating machines (46.3%); while those of transport equipment soared 118.9%, boosted by motor vehicles (135.5%), and cars (138.1%). In addition, there were rises in shipments of electrical machinery (32.9%), driven by semiconductors (12.7%); others (43.4%), led by scientific instruments (37.3%); chemicals (32.6%), driven by plastic materials (33.8%); and manufactured goods (45.7%), due to iron and steel products (43.5%). Exports rose to most countries: China (23.6%), Taiwan (25.8%), Hong Kong (18.8%), South Korea (18.5%), Thailand (55.2%), the US (87.9%), Germany (74.7%), and Australia (113%).
2021-06-16
Japan Exports Rise the Most in a Decade
Exports from Japan jumped 38.0% yoy to JPY 7,181 billion in March 2021, beating market consensus of a 30.9% growth and after a 16.1% rise in March. This was the steepest growth in outbound shipments since April 2010, on strong signs that a recovery in global trade gained strength. Sales of transport equipment soared 69.4%, boosted by motor vehicles (88.9%), and cars (92%). Exports of machinery surged 40.3%, led by power generating machines (34.4%). In addition, there were rises in sales of electrical machinery (25.6%), driven by semiconductors (11.4%); others (32.9%), led by scientific instruments (20.1%); chemicals (28.5%), driven by plastic materials (23.4%); and manufactured goods (27.4%), due to iron and steel products (20.6%), and nonferrous metals (48.5%). Exports rose to most countries: China (33.9%), Taiwan (24.3%), Hong Kong (20.2%), South Korea (25.6%), Thailand (35.1%), the US (45.1%), Germany (32.9%), and Australia (102.1%).
2021-05-20
Japan Exports Rise the Most in Over 3 Years
Exports from Japan jumped 16.1% yoy to JPY 7.38 billion in March 2021, beating market consensus of an 11.6% growth and after a 4.5% fall in February. This was the steepest growth in outbound shipments since November 2017, amid fresh indication that a recovery in global trade gained strength. Sales of transport equipment rose 11.9%, boosted by motor vehicles (11.2%), and cars (10.5%). Exports of machinery grew 18.7%, led by power generating machines (7.9%). In addition, there were rises in sales of electrical machinery (12.7%), driven by semiconductors (9.8%); others (23.4%), driven by scientific instruments (17%); chemicals (18.5%), driven by plastic materials (23.7%); and manufactured goods (13%), due to iron and steel products (1.5%), and nonferrous metals (38.9%). Exports rose to most countries: China (37.2%), Taiwan (13.6%), Hong Kong (15%), South Korea (111.2%), Thailand (19.1%), the US (4.9%), Germany (11.3%), and Australia (28.7%).
2021-04-19

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 1587708.00 1392656.00 JPY Million Jun/21
United States 1344181.00 1104498.00 JPY Million Jun/21
European Union 653554.00 616997.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Taiwan 507298.00 452070.00 JPY Million Jun/21
South Korea 478184.00 390277.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Hong Kong 347948.00 301902.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Thailand 308902.00 268234.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Germany 197584.00 183769.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Singapore 171506.00 172080.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Malaysia 141989.00 134298.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Indonesia 128977.00 112694.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Australia 125568.00 113609.00 JPY Million Jun/21
India 115725.00 107666.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Netherlands 115163.00 112029.00 JPY Million Jun/21
United Kingdom 111475.00 96586.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Philippines 103089.00 92892.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Russia 79497.00 61490.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Belgium 69114.00 58291.00 JPY Million Jun/21
France 61563.00 57161.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Switzerland 49160.00 42437.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Japan Exports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 4197392.58 3543550.98 JPY Million Jun/21
Transport Equipment 1502109.00 1185642.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Electrical Machinery 1267934.00 1131209.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Passenger Cars 916967.00 653307.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Chemicals 885248.00 816144.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Re Goods 498158.82 442288.12 JPY Million Jun/21
Miscellaneous Articles 417456.14 381226.82 JPY Million Jun/21
Iron & Steel Products 332344.00 281891.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Chemical Compounds & Elements 249376.30 240757.25 JPY Million Jun/21
Plastic Materials 248782.00 223341.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Flat-rolled Iron On Steel Prds. 212383.56 189936.96 JPY Million Jun/21
Power Generating Machinery 207646.00 179992.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Precision Instruments 206885.35 187662.06 JPY Million Jun/21
Scientific,medical,optical Instruments 198125.00 180938.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Electrical Apparatus 180050.00 157929.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Non-ferrous Metals 177952.00 161418.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Chemical Materials & Products, Nes 160486.75 144925.94 JPY Million Jun/21
Organic Chemicals 159672.00 154540.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Construction Machines 137344.00 100650.00 JPY Million Jun/21
Raw Materials 135281.00 126075.00 JPY Million Jun/21

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