Japan - Balance of Goods





Japan: Balance of Goods

Mnemonic TRBG.IJPN
Unit Mil. JPY, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 28.08 %
Data Apr 2019 -110,942
Mar 2019 -154,268

Series Information

Source Customs and Tariff Bureau
Release Foreign Trade
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 7/31/1995
End Date 4/30/2019

Japan: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Apr 2019 -110,942 -154,268 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Apr 2019 6,639,403 6,601,678 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Apr 2019 6,750,345 6,755,946 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance Mar 2019 12,710 18,967 100 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 97,649 101,199 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 94,727 102,935 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Net Exports 2019 Q1 2,921 -1,736 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 90,987 93,267 Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 92,347 96,816 Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2019 Q1 -1,360 -3,549 Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR Quarterly

Release Information

The Foreign Trade Indexes for Japan measure the value and volume of exports and imports traded with the U.S., EU, Asia, and the rest of the world. The data are released in conjunction with Foreign Trade statistics. Monthly from 1998.

Authority: The Trade Statistics of Japan are made and published by the Ministry of Finance and the Customs under the provision of the Customs Law and the relevant international conventions. The method is described in the Order of Director General of the Customs and Tariff Bureau.

Source: Declarations submitted to Customs.

Exports: Entry is made in the month within which falls the date when a ship or aircraft loading the goods concerned leaves a Japanese port. Valued at FOB.

Imports: Entry is made in the month within which falls the date of the import permit. Valued at CIF.

Geographic aggregates

The aggregate "EU" refers to the changing-composition European Union. That is, the index at time T refers to the N members of time T. (Direct communication with source.)

  • 1979~1980: 9
  • 1981~1985: 10
  • 1986~1994: 12
  • 1995~2003: 15
  • 2004~2006: 25
  • 2007~2012: 27
  • 2013~present: 28

The aggregate "Asia" includes China.

Data are subject to three revisions - provisional, detailed, and fixed.

The dataset is rebased every five years. Data Buffet now has four vintages: 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.