Overview: In April 2021 Japan exported ¥7.18T and imported ¥6.93T, resulting in a positive trade balance of ¥253B. Between April 2020 and April 2021 the exports of Japan have increased by ¥1.97T (37.9%) from ¥5.21T to ¥7.18T, while imports increased by ¥790B (12.9%) from ¥6.14T to ¥6.93T.
Trade: In April 2021, the top exports of Japan were Cars (¥873B), Commodities not elsewhere specified (¥491B), Vehicle Parts (¥331B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥321B), and Integrated Circuits (¥274B). In April 2021 the top imports of Japan were Crude Petroleum (¥590B), Telephones (¥278B), Petroleum Gas (¥273B), Integrated Circuits (¥229B), and Computers (¥176B).
Origins: In April 2021 the exports of Japan were mainly from Aichi (¥1.43T), Chiba (¥1.17T), Osaka (¥990B), Kanagawa (¥718B), and Tokyo (¥581B), while imports destinations were mainly Chiba (¥1.64T), Tokyo (¥1.11T), Osaka (¥926B), Kanagawa (¥641B), and Aichi (¥594B).
Destinations: In April 2021, Japan exported mostly to China (¥1.58T), United States (¥1.28T), South Korea (¥517B), Taiwan (¥494B), and Hong Kong (¥327B), and imported mostly from China (¥1.75T), United States (¥739B), Australia (¥373B), Taiwan (¥331B), and South Korea (¥294B).
Growth: In April 2021, the increase in Japan's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by an increase in exports to China (¥399B or 33.7%), United States (¥396B or 45.1%), and South Korea (¥105B or 25.5%), and product exports increase in Cars (¥418B or 92%), Commodities not elsewhere specified (¥167B or 51.5%), and Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥142B or 78.9%). In April 2021, the increase in Japan's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an increase in imports from United Arab Emirates (¥102B or 66.5%), Malaysia (¥77.8B or 75.8%), and Taiwan (¥67.3B or 25.5%), and product imports increase in Crude Petroleum (¥164B or 38.5%), Refined Petroleum (¥92B or 127%), and Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures (¥67.4B or 64.6%).