Annual Merchandise Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 09 November 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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Source:UN Comtrade
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Imports of goods to Japan from China in 2017

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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)

The value of total imports to Japan from China totaled $ 164 billion in 2017. Grows of merchandise imports to Japan from China reached 5.06% in value terms compared to 2016. goods imports grew up by $ 7.92 billion in 2017 (value of merchandise imports to Japan from China were $156 billion in 2016)

Share of China in total imports of commodity group TOTAL "ALL COMMODITIES" to Japan amounted to 24 percent (164 billion USD) in 2017 of 671 billion USD - value of total imports of commodity group TOTAL to Japan in 2017. Share of China in imports of commodity group TOTAL "ALL COMMODITIES" to Japan went down by -1.29 p.p. in value compared to 2016 (it was 25 peercent in 2016, and total merchandise imports to Japan amounted to 606 billion USD).

Imports structure to Japan from China in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 27% (46 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 17.7% (29 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.18% (8.52 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 4.99% (8.21 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.09% (5.08 billion US$): 95 - Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.04% (5 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.88% (4.74 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.85% (4.69 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 2.59% (4.26 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.19% (3.6 billion US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did Japan import from China in 2017?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to Japan from China in 2017:

  • 11.5% ($19 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 8.02% ($13.1 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.82% ($2.99 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.78% ($2.93 billion): 6110 - Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waist-coats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
  • 1.6% ($2.63 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.
  • 1.44% ($2.37 billion): 4202 - Trunks, suit-cases, vanity-cases, executive-cases, brief-cases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travelling-bags, insulated food or beverages bags, toilet bags, rucksacks, handbags, shopping-bags, wallets, purses, map-cases, cigarette-cases, tobacco-pouches, tool bags, sports bags, bottle-cases, jewellery boxes, powder-boxes, cutlery cases and similar containers, of leather
  • 1.37% ($2.26 billion): 9504 - Articles for funfair, table or parlour games, including pintables, billiards, special tables for casino games and automatic bowling alley equipment.
  • 1.34% ($2.2 billion): 6204 - Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 1.28% ($2.11 billion): 8544 - Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including co-axial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with electric conductors or fitted with connectors.
  • 1.24% ($2.04 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
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