Overview: In August 2020 Japan exported ¥2.53T and imported ¥2.45T, resulting in a positive trade balance of ¥83.7B. Between August 2019 and August 2020 the exports of Japan have decreased by ¥-3.61T (-58.7%) from ¥6.14T to ¥2.53T, while imports decreased by ¥-3.84T (-61.1%) from ¥6.29T to ¥2.45T.
Trade: In August 2020 the top exports of Japan were Integrated Circuits (¥274B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥211B), Semiconductor Devices (¥80.2B), Gold (¥71.1B), and Machinery Having Individual Functions (¥67.2B). In August 2020 the top imports of Japan were Crude Petroleum (¥319B), Petroleum Gas (¥214B), Coal Briquettes (¥117B), Refined Petroleum (¥97.8B), and Copper Ore (¥89.4B).
Origins: In August 2020 the exports of Japan were mainly from Chiba (¥515B), Osaka (¥503B), Aichi (¥248B), Hyōgo (¥236B), and Fukuoka (¥225B), while imports destinations were mainly Tokyo (¥397B), Chiba (¥314B), Kanagawa (¥280B), Osaka (¥278B), and Aichi (¥184B).
Destinations: In August 2020 Japan exported mostly to China (¥737B), Taiwan (¥259B), South Korea (¥246B), United States (¥241B), and Hong Kong (¥183B), and imported mostly from China (¥437B), Australia (¥229B), United States (¥229B), Saudi Arabia (¥145B), and United Arab Emirates (¥116B).
Growth: In August 2020, the decrease in Japan's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by a decrease in exports to United States (¥-949B or -79.8%), China (¥-463B or -38.6%), and Thailand (¥-186B or -67%), and product exports decrease in Cars (¥-774B or -100%), Commodities not elsewhere specified (¥-372B or -100%), and Vehicle Parts (¥-271B or -100%). In August 2020, the decrease in Japan's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by a decrease in imports from China (¥-982B or -69.2%), United States (¥-493B or -68.3%), and Germany (¥-209B or -90.8%), and product imports decrease in Crude Petroleum (¥-353B or -52.5%), Petroleum Gas (¥-165B or -43.6%), and Integrated Circuits (¥-158B or -100%).