Japan Import Data

According to Japan import data, Japan’s imports totaled USD 720.9 billion in 2019, a drop of -3.7% since 2018.

Japan is an island country in East Asia and located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. In terms of 2019 global imports, Japan stood at 4th position globally.Given Japan’s estimated population of 126.2 million people, the value of its total imports translates to USD 5,700 in yearly product demand from every person in the densely populated Asian island country.


Japan import data

Japan’s Top 10 Imports

Japan’s top 10 import commodities in 2019 were Mineral Fuels & Oils (21.6%), Electrical Machinery & Equipment (13.7%), Machinery (9.78%), Optical, Photographic, Medical Equipment (3.92%), Pharma Products (3.78%), Vehicles (3.3%), Ores, Slag & Ash (3.08%), Plastics (2.24%), Organic Chemicals (2.23%) and Not Knitted or Crocheted Apparel & Clothing (1.98%) as per Japan import statistics.

On the basis of our Japan trade data, we found that Japan’s top 10 import categories accounted 65.6% to overall value of shipments recorded in 2019. Pharma products showed the fastest growing increase in value among these import categories, up 6.8% from 2018 to 2019. Organic chemical was a leading decliner (-11.6%). Below given chart shows dollar amount of Japan’s top 10 import products 2019.

Japan import products

Top 5 Import Partners of Japan

Japan’s top 5 import partners in 2019 were China (USD 169.2 billion), United States (USD 81.2 billion), Australia (USD 45.4 billion), South Korea (USD 29.6 billion) and Saudi Arabia (USD 27.6 billion).

According to Japan import statistics, these countries accounted 49% to overall value of shipments. From a continental perspective, 59.1% of Japan’s total imports by value in 2019 were purchased from fellow countries in Asia. Exporters in Europe supplied 15.9% of goods to Japan, while 13.7% worth originated from North America. Smaller percentages recorded from Oceania (7.1%), Latin America (2.9%) and Africa (1.2%).

Japan import partners

About Japan Import Data

Japan Import Data is of Statistical Type, in which information used for primary research is covered. We have the largest and most genuine sources from where we collect Japan trade data. These sources include Japanese Customs, Port Authorities, Shipping & Logistics Companies, Trade Associations and Port Authorities.

Every shipment detail of Japan imports is based on Shipping Bills, Invoices, Import Bills and other documents required in importing/exporting goods locally and internationally. We provide import data of Japan on 2, 4, 6 & 8 digit Harmonized System Code. With shipment information available since 2010, we update records on monthly basis.

Samples of Japan Import Data

Import data of Japan covers statistical information based on country’s import activities. Check samples below to get a good idea about which columns are covered in data.

Japan Import Sample # Type 1
Year2018UnitKG
Month6Quantity282
HS Code8511400000Unit Price (USD)58.896
HS Code DescriptionINTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE STARTER MOTORSCIF (USD)16608.549
Origin CountryREPUBLIC OF KOREATransportAIR
Origin RegionASIA
Japan Import Sample # Type 2
Year2018UnitNO
Month6Quantity530
HS Code8517110000Unit Price (USD)22.646
HS Code DescriptionLINE TELEPHONE SETS WITH CORDLESS HANDSETSCIF (USD)12002.13
Origin CountryPEOPLE S REPUBLIC OF CHINATransportAIR
Origin RegionASIA

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