Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Japan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Japan World Exports Value (US$) 714 327 036 486.00 781 412 163 342.00 580 718 733 734.00 769 773 832 480.00 823 183 758 647.00 798 620 022 574.00 715 097 244 251.00 690 217 466 341.00 624 873 508 116.00 644 932 439 497.00 698 097 188 909.00 738 201 192 214.00
Imports Value (US$) 622 243 336 430.00 762 533 921 120.00 551 984 750 861.00 694 059 159 975.00 855 380 474 182.00 886 031 094 485.00 833 166 060 724.00 812 184 751 778.00 625 568 420 678.00 606 924 046 814.00 671 474 306 095.00 748 217 608 150.00

The value of total exports from Japan totalled $ 738 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Japan increased by 5.74% compared to 2017. goods exports grew up by $ 40 billion in 2018 (merchandise exports from Japan amounted to $698 billion in 2017)

Japan's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Japan in 2018:

  • China with a share of 19.5% (144 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 19% (140 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 7.1% (52 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 5.74% (42 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 4.7% (34 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 4.37% (32 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 3.17% (23 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.83% (20 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 2.31% (17 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 2.22% (16.4 billion US$)

Exports structure from Japan in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 20% (154 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 18.5% (136 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 14.7% (108 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 7.17% (52 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.17% (45 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 4.05% (29 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.54% (26 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.56% (18.9 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.81% (13.3 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 1.7% (12.6 billion US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures

What did Japan export in 2018?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from Japan in 2018:

  • 13.4% ($99 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 4.85% ($35 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 3.82% ($28 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 3.08% ($22 billion): 8479 - Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
  • 1.67% ($12.3 billion): 8901 - Cruise ships, excursion boats, ferry-boats, cargo ships, barges and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods.
  • 1.59% ($11.7 billion): 9010 - Apparatus and equipment for photographic (including cinematographic) laboratories (including apparatus for the projection or drawing of circuit patterns on sensitised semiconductor materials), not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter; negatoscopes; projection screens.
  • 1.44% ($10.6 billion): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
  • 1.39% ($10.2 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 1.24% ($9.19 billion): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.

The value of total imports to Japan totalled $ 748 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Japan increased by 11.4% compared to 2017. goods imports grew up by $ 76 billion in 2018 (value of merchandise imports to Japan was equal to $671 billion in 2017)

Japan's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Japan in 2018:

  • China with a share of 23% (173 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 11.1% (83 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 6.1% (45 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 4.51% (33 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.29% (32 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 3.68% (27 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 3.62% (27 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.46% (25 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 3.34% (25 billion US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 2.88% (21 billion US$)

Imports structure to Japan in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 23% (174 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 13.3% (100 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 9.29% (69 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.25% (31 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.39% (25 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.28% (24 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.99% (22 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 2.43% (18.2 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.27% (17 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.96% (14.6 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

What did Japan import in 2018?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to Japan in 2018:

  • 10.7% ($80 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 6.55% ($49 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 3.46% ($25 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 3.38% ($25 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 2.7% ($20 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 2.45% ($18.3 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.36% ($17.6 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.19% ($16.4 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.62% ($12.1 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.

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Japan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018