Overview In May 2023 Japan's Flat-Rolled Stainless Steel exports accounted up to ¥4.72B and imports accounted up to ¥545M, resulting in a positive trade balance of ¥4.17B. Between May 2022 and May 2023 the exports of Japan's Flat-Rolled Stainless Steel have decreased by ¥-387M (-7.58%) from ¥5.1B to ¥4.72B, while imports increased by ¥52.7M (10.7%) from ¥492M to ¥545M.
Destinations In May 2023, Flat-Rolled Stainless Steel were exported mostly to China (¥813M), Thailand (¥596M), Mexico (¥572M), India (¥532M), and South Korea (¥475M), and were imported mostly from China (¥146M), United States (¥99.2M), South Korea (¥93.3M), Italy (¥58.3M), and Taiwan (¥42.1M).
Growth In May 2023, the decrease in Flat-Rolled Stainless Steel's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by a decrease in exports to Hong Kong (¥-51.2M or -54%), Taiwan (¥-43.8M or -28%), and Indonesia (¥-18.1M or -7.82%). In May 2023, the increase in Flat-Rolled Stainless Steel's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an increase in imports from China (¥185M or 91.6%), South Korea (¥57.6M or 41%), and Germany (¥13.4M or 1.34k%).