Japan - Balance of Goods





Japan: Balance of Goods

Mnemonic TRBG.IJPN
Unit Mil. JPY, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 85.56 %
Data Sep 2021 -624,814
Aug 2021 -336,717

Series Information

Source Customs and Tariff Bureau
Release Trade Statistics of Japan
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 7/31/1995
End Date 9/30/2021

Japan: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Sep 2021 -624,814 -336,717 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Sep 2021 6,750,166 7,025,466 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Sep 2021 7,374,980 7,362,183 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance Aug 2021 10,426 14,134 100 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q2 99,513 93,571 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q2 101,812 91,882 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Net Exports 2021 Q2 -2,298 1,689 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q2 103,100 100,272 Bil. Ch. 2015 JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q2 103,799 98,877 Bil. Ch. 2015 JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2021 Q2 -698.6 1,394 Bil. Ch. 2015 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.

Active:

  • Commodity classification: HS derivative
  • Valuations: Exports at FOB, imports at CIF
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of Japanese yen
    • Volume index relative to 2015 (Vol. Index 2015=100)
    • Value index (Index 2015=100)
  • Adjustments:
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start dates:
    • Levels - As early as 1979m1
    • Indexes - 1995m7
    • Indexes by geo - 2017m8

Predecessors:

  • 2010=100 - 2012 to 2018
  • 2005=100 - 2007 to 2013
  • 2000=100 - 1998 to 2008

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.

Further reading

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At IMF (e-GDDS):