Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-04-05
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Japan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Japan World Exports Value (US$) 580 718 733 734.00 769 773 832 480.00 823 183 758 647.00 798 620 022 574.00 715 097 244 251.00 690 217 466 341.00 624 873 508 116.00 644 932 439 497.00 698 097 188 909.00 738 201 192 214.00 705 633 026 838.00 640 807 430 823.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -25.683 32.555 6.938 -2.983 -10.458 -3.479 -9.467 3.21 8.243 5.744 -4.411 -9.186
Imports Value (US$) 551 984 750 861.00 694 059 159 975.00 855 380 474 182.00 886 031 094 485.00 833 166 060 724.00 812 184 751 778.00 625 568 420 678.00 606 924 046 814.00 671 474 306 095.00 748 217 608 150.00 720 858 630 025.00 634 068 534 249.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -27.611 25.738 23.243 3.583 -5.966 -2.518 -22.977 -2.98 10.635 11.429 -3.656 -12.039

The value of merchandise exports from Japan totalled $ 640 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Japan decreased by 9.18% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 64 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Japan amounted to $705 billion in 2019)

Japan's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Japan in 2020:

  • China with a share of 22% (141 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 18.5% (118 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 6.96% (44 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 6.92% (44 billion US$)
  • Hong Kong with a share of 4.99% (31 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 3.98% (25 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 2.76% (17.6 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.74% (17.5 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 2.66% (17.1 billion US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 1.96% (12.5 billion US$)

Exports structure from Japan in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 19.1% (122 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 17.1% (109 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 15.9% (102 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 7.71% (49 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.4% (41 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 3.99% (25 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.55% (22 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.32% (14.9 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.07% (13.3 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 1.89% (12.1 billion US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products

What did Japan export in 2020?

Japan's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 12.6% ($80 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.
  • 4.52% ($29 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 4.21% ($27 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 3.11% ($19.9 billion): 8479 - Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
  • 1.9% ($12.1 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.
  • 1.66% ($10.6 billion): 8901 - Cruise ships, excursion boats, ferry-boats, cargo ships, barges and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods.
  • 1.39% ($8.94 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.
  • 1.29% ($8.31 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.24% ($7.96 billion): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.

The value of merchandise imports to Japan totalled $ 634 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Japan decreased by 12% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 86 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Japan was equal to $720 billion in 2019)

Japan's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Japan in 2020:

  • China with a share of 25% (163 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 11.2% (71 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 5.61% (35 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 4.21% (26 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.18% (26 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 3.74% (23 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 3.47% (22 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.34% (21 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 2.9% (18.4 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 2.58% (16.3 billion US$)

Imports structure to Japan in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 16.6% (105 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 15% (95 billion US$): 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
  • 10.3% (65 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.51% (28 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.49% (28 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.33% (21 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 3.11% (19.7 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.5% (15.8 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.49% (15.8 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.37% (15 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Japan import in 2020?

Japan's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 6.85% ($43 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 5.38% ($34 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 3.94% ($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.
  • 3.54% ($22 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.
  • 2.97% ($18.8 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 2.67% ($16.9 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.
  • 2.51% ($15.9 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 1.73% ($11 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.
  • 1.62% ($10.3 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.

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Japan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020