What are the Major Exports of Japan? Top 10 Japan Export Products

02 December 2017
Japan Export Products

Japan has the fourth largest export economy in the world and shipped USD 644 billion worth of goods during 2016. Japan trade surplus stood at USD 38.08 billion in 2016. The economy of Japan is world’s third largest by nominal GDP and the fourth largest by PPP (purchasing power parity). According to Japan Export Data, top five Japan export products accounted 66.91% of the overall value of its global shipments and top 10 exports of Japan accounted 81.25% of total’s output. Japan export is raised by 3% of value during 2015-16.

 

Motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, iron & steel etc. are the main export industries of Japan and United States & China are its major export markets. Let’s take a comprehensive look at top exports of Japan at different HS code level i.e. 2-digit, 4-digit, 6-digit and 9-digit.


Japan Export Products (HS Code 2-digit level)


The top exports of Japan including vehicles, machinery and electronics items have registered their annual growth in export value during 2015-16 and it is increased by 6%, 5% and 3% respectively. In 2016, Japan export of vehicles (excluding railway or tramway rolling stock) recorded USD 141 billion and supplied 35% of vehicles to United States only.


Machinery is second largest exports of Japan including mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors and boilers stood at USD 123 billion during the year 2016. Electronics, optical, iron & steel, plastics are next in the list of top Japan export products. Check the following table to know the top 10 Japan export products at 2-digit HS Code.



HS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HS Code 87

Vehicles

141

HS Code 84

Machinery

123

HS Code 85

Electronics

98

HS Code 90

Optical

35

HS Code 72

Iron & Steel

24

HS Code 39

Plastics

23

HS Code 29

Organic Chemicals

15

HS Code 71

Precious Stones

13

HS Code 89

Ships & Boats

12

HS Code 40

Rubber

9

*above stats are based on 2016 report


Top Japan Exports (HS Code 4-digit level)


At the next level classification (HS code 4-digit level) of products, top exports of Japan are motor cars, parts for motor vehicles and electronic integrated circuits. Japan exports of motor car stood at USD 91.89 billion in 2016 and it is increased by 7% during 2015-16. This product comes under HS Code 8703 comprising motor vehicles designed for transport of persons including station wagons and racing cars.


Japan exports of accessories and parts for tractors, motor vehicles stood at USD 31.66 billion during 2016. The country has expanded the export of this product (HS code 8708) to other countries by 11% during 2015-16. However, it was declined by 6% between 2012 and 2016. Here is the table representing top 10 exports of Japan at 4-digit level HS code.



HS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HS Code 8703

Motor Cars

91.89

HS Code 8708

Parts for motor vehicles

31.66

HS Code 8542

Electronics IC

24.06

HS Code 8486

Machines used for manufacture of semiconductor

17.82

HS Code 8901

Cruise ships, excursion boats, cargo ships

12.18

HS Code 8443

Printing machinery

9.81

HS Code 8704

Motor vehicles for goods transport

8.86

HS Code 8541

Diodes, transistors & similar semiconductor devices

8.85

HS Code 8429

Self-propelled bulldozers, graders, scrapers

7.98

HS Code 8479

Machines having individual functions

7.91

*above stats are based on 2016 report


Japan Export Products (HS Code 6-digit level)


Motor cars having cylinder capacity between 1500 and 3000 and motor cars with cylinder capacity more than 3000 are the most exported commodities from Japan which stood at USD 55.67 billion and USD 21.54 billion respectively. Japan exports of motor cars under HS code 870323 is increased by 15% during 2015-16 while export Japan sales of motor car under HS code 870324 was declined by 8% value.

The third largest exports of Japan, gear boxes under HS code 870840 including parts for tractors, motor vehicles for transport of goods and transport of persons. Japan accounted USD 16.07 billion worth of this product during 2016. In the given table below, check the Japan export products list with the HS code and their value recorded.



HS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HS Code 870323

Motor Cars (1500<CC<3000)

55.67

HS Code 870324

Motor Cars (CC>3000)

21.54

HS Code 870840

Gear boxes

16.07

HS Code 854239

Electronic IC (excld. processors)

9.05

HS Code 854232

Electronic IC as memories

8.99

HS Code 890190

Vessels for goods transport

8.22

HS Code 848620

Machines for manuf. of ICs

8.08

HS Code 844399

Parts of printers

8.00

HS Code 271019

Medium oils & preparations

6.52

HS Code 710812

Unwrought Gold

6.38

*above stats are based on 2016 report


Top Exports of Japan (HS Code 9-digit level)


As per customs of Japan, the country uses HS code up to 9-digit level. The 9-digit code consists of 6-digit HS code and 3-digit domestic code. Here, we are providing the top 10 commodities that are exported by Japan at HS Code 9-digit level.



HS Code

Products

Value (USD Billion)

HS Code 870323929

Motor Cars (2000<CC<3000)

26.75

HS Code 870323919

Motor Cars (1500<CC<2000)

26.52

HS Code 870324920

Motor Cars (CC>3000)

21.07

HS Code 870840000

Gear Boxes

16.07

HS Code 890190100

Vessels for goods transport

8.13

HS Code 848620000

Machines (manuf. of IC)

8.08

HS Code 844399000

Parts of printers

8.00

HS Code 710812000

Gold

6.38

HS Code 854232100

EIC (memories)

6.22

HS Code 854239100

EIC (excld. Processors)

5.16

*above stats are based on 2016 report


Top 10 Japan Exports to USA and China


United States of America is the Japan’s largest goods export partner. Japan export of goods to USA accounted 20% of the total’s value. What products does Japan export to United States? Vehicles, machinery and electronics items are the main exports of Japan to USA which recorded USD 50.24 billion, USD 27.61 billion and USD 14.85 billion respectively during 2016.


China is Japan’s second largest export partner. Electronics equipment and machinery are the top commodities that Japan exported to China and recorded USD 23.66 billion and USD 23.27 billion in 2016. Go to the following table and check the top 10 Japan exports to USA and China.



Japan Exports to USA

Japan Exports to China

Products

Value (USD Billion)

Products

Value (USD Billion)

Vehicles

50.24

Electronics

23.66

Machinery

27.61

Machinery

23.27

Electronics

14.85

Vehicles

11.22

Optical

6.55

Optical

9.95

Aircraft

4.21

Plastics

6.90

Plastics

2.10

Organic Chemicals

5.50

Rubber

1.94

Iron & Steel

4.69

Organic Chemicals

1.89

Copper

2.61

Articles of Iron & Steel

1.72

Chemical Products

1.67

Pharmaceutical

1.53

Articles of Iron & Steel

1.58

*above stats are based on 2016 report


Subscribe for Japan Export Data


We at Export Genius provide two types of trade data i.e. customs data and statistical data. Customs data includes the names of Importer and Exporter and other shipping details while statistical data includes all the shipment details excluding importer and exporter. Here, you can check the Sample of Japan Export Data (Statistical Data) and know the major data fields that we cover in our report.


Year

2017

Month

March

HS Code

8701921920

HS Code Description

Tractors (Other Than Works Trucks of Heading 8709)

Destination Country

Netherlands

Destination Region

Western Europe

Quantity

1300

Unit

Kilogram

Fob Value (USD)

32953.554

Transport Method

By Air

 

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