Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Japan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESJapanWorldExportsValue (US$)769,773,832,480.00823,183,758,647.00798,620,022,574.00715,097,244,251.00690,217,466,341.00624,873,508,116.00644,932,439,497.00698,097,188,909.00738,201,192,214.00705,633,026,838.00641,282,568,357.23757,066,261,248.97
Value Growth, YoY (%)32.556.93-2.98-10.45-3.47-9.463.218.245.74-4.41-9.1118.05
ImportsValue (US$)694,059,159,975.00855,380,474,182.00886,031,094,485.00833,166,060,724.00812,184,751,778.00625,568,420,678.00606,924,046,814.00671,474,306,095.00748,217,608,150.00720,858,630,025.00635,402,321,812.27772,276,197,103.32
Value Growth, YoY (%)25.7323.243.58-5.96-2.51-22.97-2.9810.6311.42-3.65-11.8521.54

The value of merchandise exports from Japan totalled $ 757 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from Japan increased by 18% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 115 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from Japan amounted to $641 billion in 2020)

Japan's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Japan in 2021:

  • China with a share of 21% (163 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 17.9% (135 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 7.2% (54 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 6.94% (52 billion US$)
  • Hong Kong with a share of 4.68% (35 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 4.36% (33 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.74% (20 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 2.64% (20 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 2.52% (19.1 billion US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 2.06% (15.6 billion US$)

Exports structure from Japan in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 19.4% (147 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 18.2% (137 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 15.7% (118 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 6.65% (50 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 5.68% (43 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.59% (34 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4% (30 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.42% (18.3 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 1.93% (14.6 billion US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 1.88% (14.2 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin

What did Japan export in 2021?

Japan's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 11.2% ($85 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
  • 4.49% ($34 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies
  • 4.29% ($32 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05
  • 4.03% ($30 billion): 8486 - Machines and apparatus of a kind used solely or principally for the manufacture of semiconductor boules or wafers, semiconductor devices, electronic integrated circuits or flat panel displays; machines & apparatus specified in note 11 (C) to this Chapter
  • 1.51% ($11.4 billion): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers
  • 1.42% ($10.7 billion): 7208 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated
  • 1.35% ($10.2 billion): 8541 - Semiconductor devices (e.g. diodes, transistors, semiconductor based transducers); including photovoltaic cells assembled or not in modules or panels, light-emitting diodes (LED) assembled with other LEDs or not, mounted piezo-electric crystals
  • 1.32% ($10 billion): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
  • 1.28% ($9.76 billion): 8479 - Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter

The value of merchandise imports to Japan totalled $ 772 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to Japan increased by 21% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 136 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to Japan was equal to $635 billion in 2020)

Japan's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Japan in 2021:

  • China with a share of 24% (185 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 10.7% (82 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 6.76% (52 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 4.34% (33 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.15% (32 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 3.56% (27 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 3.51% (27 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 3.41% (26 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.06% (23 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 2.97% (23 billion US$)

Imports structure to Japan in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 20% (154 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 14.6% (113 billion US$): 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
  • 9.21% (71 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.82% (37 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.46% (34 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 3.65% (28 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.12% (24 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.98% (23 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.24% (17.3 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.17% (16.7 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals

What did Japan import in 2021?

Japan's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 8.17% ($63 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 5.91% ($45 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 3.69% ($28 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones
  • 3.28% ($25 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies
  • 3.26% ($25 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal
  • 2.43% ($18.8 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
  • 2.39% ($18.4 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 2.34% ($18.1 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
  • 2.32% ($17.9 billion): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites
  • 2.3% ($17.7 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions, immunological products, modified or obtained by biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) etc

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Japan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021