The Exports y/y indicator reflects changes in the exports of goods and services in the given month compared to the same month of the previous year.
Information on exports is used to assess Japan's foreign trade activity and the demand for goods of Japanese manufacturers outside the country.
The chart of the entire available history of the "Japan Exports y/y" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values of the economic indicator for the specified dates.
A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.