Japan - Imports of Goods





Japan: Imports of Goods

Mnemonic TRIG.IJPN
Unit Mil. JPY, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 2.53 %
Data Sep 2020 5,356,666
Aug 2020 5,224,648

Series Information

Source Customs and Tariff Bureau
Release Foreign Trade
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 7/31/1995
End Date 9/30/2020

Japan: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Sep 2020 475,819 357,189 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Sep 2020 5,832,485 5,581,837 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Sep 2020 5,356,666 5,224,648 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance Aug 2020 16,475 9,642 100 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q2 71,267 90,715 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q2 80,089 89,269 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Net Exports 2020 Q2 -8,821 1,446 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q2 70,836 86,956 Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q2 89,222 89,657 Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2020 Q2 -18,385 -2,700 Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR Quarterly

Release Information

The Foreign Trade Indexes for Japan measure the value and volume of exports and imports traded with the U.S., EU, Asia, and the rest of the world. The data are released in conjunction with Foreign Trade statistics. Monthly from 1998.

Authority: The Trade Statistics of Japan are made and published by the Ministry of Finance and the Customs under the provision of the Customs Law and the relevant international conventions. The method is described in the Order of Director General of the Customs and Tariff Bureau.

Source: Declarations submitted to Customs.

Exports: Entry is made in the month within which falls the date when a ship or aircraft loading the goods concerned leaves a Japanese port. Valued at FOB.

Imports: Entry is made in the month within which falls the date of the import permit. Valued at CIF.

Geographic aggregates

The aggregate "EU" refers to the changing-composition European Union. That is, the index at time T refers to the N members of time T. (Direct communication with source.)

  • 1979~1980: 9
  • 1981~1985: 10
  • 1986~1994: 12
  • 1995~2003: 15
  • 2004~2006: 25
  • 2007~2012: 27
  • 2013~present: 28

The aggregate "Asia" includes China.

Data are subject to three revisions - provisional, detailed, and fixed.

The dataset is rebased every five years. Data Buffet now has four vintages: 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.