Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-02-10
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 173 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Japan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Japan World Exports Value (US$) 781 412 163 342.00 580 718 733 734.00 769 773 832 480.00 823 183 758 647.00 798 620 022 574.00 715 097 244 251.00 690 217 466 341.00 624 873 508 116.00 644 932 439 497.00 698 097 188 909.00 738 201 192 214.00 705 639 950 315.00
Imports Value (US$) 762 533 921 120.00 551 984 750 861.00 694 059 159 975.00 855 380 474 182.00 886 031 094 485.00 833 166 060 724.00 812 184 751 778.00 625 568 420 678.00 606 924 046 814.00 671 474 306 095.00 748 217 608 150.00 720 894 774 830.00

The value of merchandise exports from Japan totalled $ 705 billion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Japan decreased by 4.41% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 32 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Japan amounted to $738 billion in 2018)

Japan's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Japan in 2019:

  • USA with a share of 19.9% (140 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 19% (134 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 6.55% (46 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 6.09% (43 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 4.76% (33 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 4.27% (30 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.86% (20 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 2.85% (20 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 2.33% (16.4 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 2.05% (14.4 billion US$)

Exports structure from Japan in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 21% (148 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 17.8% (125 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 14.5% (102 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 7.18% (50 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.36% (44 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 3.69% (26 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.58% (25 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.52% (17.8 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.98% (14 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 1.95% (13.7 billion US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures

What did Japan export in 2019?

Japan's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 13.8% ($98 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.
  • 4.63% ($32 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 3.95% ($27 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 2.8% ($19.8 billion): 8479 - Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
  • 1.93% ($13.6 billion): 8901 - Cruise ships, excursion boats, ferry-boats, cargo ships, barges and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods.
  • 1.66% ($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.
  • 1.55% ($10.9 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.
  • 1.4% ($9.94 billion): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
  • 1.21% ($8.6 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.

The value of merchandise imports to Japan totalled $ 720 billion in 2019. Overall commodity imports to Japan decreased by 3.65% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 27 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Japan was equal to $748 billion in 2018)

Japan's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Japan in 2019:

  • China with a share of 23% (169 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 11.2% (81 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 6.3% (45 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.1% (29 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 3.83% (27 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 3.72% (26 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 3.63% (26 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 3.51% (25 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.45% (24 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 3.11% (22 billion US$)

Imports structure to Japan in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 21% (155 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 13.5% (97 billion US$): 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
  • 9.66% (69 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.18% (30 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.76% (27 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.29% (23 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.08% (22 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 2.25% (16.2 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.23% (16.1 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.98% (14.3 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

What did Japan import in 2019?

Japan's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 10.1% ($73 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 6.21% ($44 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 3.41% ($24 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.
  • 3.22% ($23 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 2.81% ($20 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.
  • 2.58% ($18.6 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 2.3% ($16.6 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.
  • 1.82% ($13.1 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.
  • 1.68% ($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 | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019