Japan - Balance of Goods





Japan: Balance of Goods

Mnemonic TRBG.IJPN
Unit Mil. JPY, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 28.58 %
Data Oct 2020 314,265
Sep 2020 440,038

Series Information

Source Customs and Tariff Bureau
Release Foreign Trade
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 7/31/1995
End Date 10/31/2020

Japan: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Oct 2020 314,265 440,038 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Oct 2020 5,966,814 5,817,472 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Oct 2020 5,652,549 5,377,434 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance Sep 2020 13,455 16,592 100 Mil. JPY, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 79,521 72,399 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 76,461 82,243 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Net Exports 2020 Q3 3,059 -9,844 Bil. JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 76,946 71,883 Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q3 82,638 91,623 Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2020 Q3 -5,692 -19,739 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.