Japan Imports y/y

Country:
Japan
JPY, Japanese yen
Source:
Sector:
Trade
Low -7.2% -8.5%
-5.0%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
-13.0%
-7.2%
Next release Actual Forecast
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Japan's Imports y/y indicator reflects changes in the imports of goods and services in the given month compared to the same month of the previous year. Information on imports is used to assess Japan's foreign trade activity and the demand for imported goods in the country.

Due to the effects of the "financial crisis" of the United States, Japan also encountered a "global recession" which is said to occur once every 100 years, and both exports and imports fell sharply.

The main items of Japan imports are crude oil, LNG (liquefied natural gas), clothing and accessories, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications equipment, semiconductors and other electronic components. Crude oil, which is used as fuel for automobiles, ships, airplanes and power for factories, is mostly imported from the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. LNG, which is a raw material for power generation fuel and city gas, is mostly imported from Australia, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia, and other countries. Clothing is imported mostly from Asia including China. Non-ferrous metals such as copper, lead and aluminum are imported from Chile, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Canada, Peru, etc. Soybeans and wheat, are largely imported from Brazil, Canada and Australia. Green vegetables, rice, milk, etc. are produced domestically.

Since import tends to have a lot of energy and industrial raw materials, it is significantly less likely to increase.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "Japan Imports 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.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Apr 2020
-7.2%
-8.5%
-5.0%
Mar 2020
-5.0%
4.7%
-13.9%
Feb 2020
-14.0%
0.5%
-3.6%
Jan 2020
-3.6%
-15.8%
-4.9%
Dec 2019
-4.9%
-10.5%
-15.7%
Nov 2019
-15.7%
-8.3%
-14.8%
Oct 2019
-14.8%
-5.2%
-1.5%
Sep 2019
-1.5%
-5.2%
-11.9%
Aug 2019
-12.0%
-2.0%
-1.2%
Jul 2019
-1.2%
0.4%
-5.2%
Jun 2019
-5.2%
2.4%
-1.5%
May 2019
-1.5%
-6.2%
6.5%
Apr 2019
6.4%
-7.1%
1.2%
Mar 2019
1.1%
-3.6%
-6.6%
Feb 2019
-6.7%
-0.9%
-0.8%
Jan 2019
-0.6%
5.4%
1.9%
Dec 2018
1.9%
11.0%
12.5%
Nov 2018
12.5%
13.7%
19.9%
Oct 2018
19.9%
20.5%
7.0%
Sep 2018
7.0%
15.7%
15.3%
Aug 2018
15.4%
10.0%
14.6%
Jul 2018
14.6%
4.8%
2.6%
Jun 2018
2.5%
6.2%
14.0%
May 2018
14.0%
-1.0%
5.9%
Apr 2018
5.9%
1.4%
-0.6%
Mar 2018
-0.6%
12.7%
16.5%
Feb 2018
16.5%
10.2%
7.9%
Jan 2018
7.9%
21.7%
14.9%
Dec 2017
14.9%
22.1%
17.2%
Nov 2017
17.2%
12.1%
18.9%
Oct 2017
18.9%
9.4%
12.0%
Sep 2017
12.0%
13.4%
15.2%
Aug 2017
15.2%
15.9%
16.3%
Jul 2017
16.3%
20.8%
15.5%
Jun 2017
15.5%
15.2%
17.8%
May 2017
17.8%
10.3%
15.1%
Apr 2017
15.1%
7.0%
15.8%
Mar 2017
15.8%
1.2%
Feb 2017
1.2%
8.5%
Jan 2017
8.5%
-2.6%
Dec 2016
-2.6%
-8.8%
Nov 2016
-8.8%
-16.5%
Oct 2016
-16.5%
-16.3%
Sep 2016
-16.3%
-17.3%
Aug 2016
-17.3%
-24.7%
Jul 2016
-24.7%
-18.8%
Jun 2016
-18.8%
-13.8%
May 2016
-13.8%
-23.3%
Apr 2016
-23.3%
-14.9%
Mar 2016
-14.9%
-14.2%

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