|Unit||Mil. JPY, SA|
|Balance of Goods||May 2020||-600,969||-1,043,140||Mil. JPY, SA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||May 2020||4,823,431||5,121,827||Mil. JPY, SA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||May 2020||5,424,400||6,164,967||Mil. JPY, SA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||Apr 2020||2,524||9,422||100 Mil. JPY, SA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||90,163||95,963||Bil. JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||88,630||93,339||Bil. JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2020 Q1||1,533||2,624||Bil. JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||86,455||91,942||Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||88,934||93,558||Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2020 Q1||-2,479||-1,616||Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
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.
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.)
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.