Mount Fuji, Japan

Japan Trade Balance January 2022

Japan: Merchandise exports rise at a softer rate in January

Yen-denominated merchandise exports rose 9.6% on an annual basis in January, slowing from December’s 17.5% increase. December’s reading marked the eleventh consecutive month of growth in exports. Meanwhile, merchandise imports climbed 39.6% over the same month last year in January, slowing slightly from December’s 41.1% rise.

As a result, the merchandise trade balance deteriorated from the previous month, recording a JPY 2.2 trillion deficit in January (December 2021: JPY 0.6 trillion deficit; January 2021: JPY 0.3 billion deficit). Lastly, the trend deteriorated, with the 12-month trailing merchandise trade balance recording a JPY 3.3 trillion deficit in January, compared to the JPY 1.5 trillion deficit in December.

Free sample report

Access essential information in the shortest time possible. FocusEconomics provide hundreds of consensus forecast reports from the most reputable economic research authorities in the world.
Close Left Media Arrows Left Media Circles Right Media Arrows Right Media Circles Arrow Quote Wave Address Email Telephone Man in front of screen with line chart Document with bar chart and magnifying glass Application window with bar chart Target with arrow Line Chart Stopwatch Globe with arrows Document with bar chart in front of screen Bar chart with magnifying glass and dollar sign Lightbulb Document with bookmark Laptop with download icon Calendar Icon Nav Menu Arrow Arrow Right Long Icon Arrow Right Icon Chevron Right Icon Chevron Left Icon Briefcase Icon Linkedin In Icon Full Linkedin Icon Filter Facebook Linkedin Twitter Pinterest