Overview In December 2022 Japan exported ¥8.79T and imported ¥10.2T, resulting in a negative trade balance of ¥1.45T. Between December 2021 and December 2022 the exports of Japan have increased by ¥906B (11.5%) from ¥7.88T to ¥8.79T, while imports increased by ¥1.77T (21%) from ¥8.46T to ¥10.2T.
Trade In December 2022, the top exports of Japan were Cars (¥1.15T), Commodities not elsewhere specified (¥699B), Integrated Circuits (¥382B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥377B), and Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701... (¥325B). In December 2022 the top imports of Japan were Crude Petroleum (¥1.23T), Petroleum Gas (¥891B), Coal Briquettes (¥797B), Integrated Circuits (¥359B), and Telephones (¥291B).
Origins In December 2022 the exports of Japan were mainly from Aichi (¥1.63T), Chiba (¥1.45T), Osaka (¥1.11T), Kanagawa (¥941B), and Hyōgo (¥747B), while imports destinations were mainly Chiba (¥2.3T), Tokyo (¥1.36T), Osaka (¥1.15T), Kanagawa (¥901B), and Aichi (¥846B).
Destinations In December 2022, Japan exported mostly to United States (¥1.73T), China (¥1.62T), Taiwan (¥615B), South Korea (¥603B), and Thailand (¥367B), and imported mostly from China (¥2.02T), Australia (¥1.11T), United States (¥1.08T), Saudi Arabia (¥529B), and United Arab Emirates (¥508B).
Growth In December 2022, the increase in Japan's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by an increase in exports to United States (¥115B or 11.5%), South Korea (¥77.9B or 18.1%), and Australia (¥47.3B or 39.7%), and product exports increase in Commodities not elsewhere specified (¥105B or 27.8%), Refined Petroleum (¥71.4B or 123%), and Integrated Circuits (¥59.4B or 23.6%). In December 2022, the increase in Japan's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an increase in imports from China (¥409B or 23.8%), Australia (¥359B or 97.3%), and United States (¥196B or 33.5%), and product imports increase in Crude Petroleum (¥342B or 84.9%), Coal Briquettes (¥245B or 167%), and Petroleum Gas (¥210B or 49.2%).