Japan Major Trade Partners


Buying and selling are essential for any country to develop its economy and maintain good relations with other nations. The first table below shows top trading partners of Japan in terms of export sales (selling), including United States, China, and South Korea. The second lists top trade partners of Japan regarding import total (buying). That is, most products are imported from these countries to Japan.

Japan Major Exports

Market Value: 627,747 (millions) – Last Updated: June, 2019

Rank Country (Exports To) Trade Value (thousands) Share (%) Growth (% 5yr)
1 United States 123,643,312 19.70 (3.92)
2 China 114,972,251 18.32 55.50
3 South Korea 55,619,375 8.86 25.67
4 Hong Kong 34,067,035 5.43 (3.85)
5 Thailand 27,780,775 4.43 37.01
6 Singapore 23,056,076 3.67 28.17
7 Germany 21,071,698 3.36 11.12
8 Netherlands 19,547,612 3.11 46.01
9 Russia 14,890,257 2.37 377.34
10 Malaysia 14,669,302 2.34 16.68
11 United Kingdom 13,922,892 2.22 (7.03)
12 Indonesia 11,595,607 1.85 27.70
13 United Arab Emirates 10,037,255 1.60 117.72
14 Canada 9,404,766 1.50 23.10
15 Mexico 9,198,631 1.47 77.16
16 Philippines 9,148,156 1.46 (4.73)
17 France 7,863,030 1.25 (7.17)
18 Belgium 7,470,042 1.19 3.55
19 India 7,353,802 1.17 141.61
20 Saudi Arabia 7,335,197 1.17 99.67
21 Vietnam 6,982,178 1.11 119.56
22 Italy 5,796,924 0.92 (10.21)
23 Brazil 5,552,522 0.88 136.34
24 South Africa 4,035,329 0.64 38.79
25 Spain 3,981,722 0.63 (19.75)
26 Oman 3,712,066 0.59 219.78
27 Turkey 2,741,987 0.44 43.19
28 Switzerland 2,711,306 0.43 23.98
29 Czech Republic 2,590,316 0.41 107.27
30 Chile 2,358,971 0.38 226.72
31 Finland 2,064,145 0.33 19.55
32 Hungary 1,982,997 0.32 35.81
33 New Zealand 1,961,758 0.31 (14.32)
34 Kuwait 1,945,160 0.31 108.12
35 Qatar 1,903,388 0.30 221.35
36 Ukraine 1,891,790 0.30 635.65

 

Japan Major Imports

Market Value: 658,972 (millions) – Last Updated: June, 2019

Rank Country (Imports From) Trade Value (thousands) Share (%) Growth (% 5yr)
1 China 137,830,975 20.92 46.10
2 United States 75,043,080 11.39 17.80
3 Saudi Arabia 51,104,920 7.76 176.86
4 United Arab Emirates 47,004,748 7.13 156.34
5 Indonesia 32,237,320 4.89 72.37
6 South Korea 27,942,490 4.24 26.74
7 Qatar 26,576,910 4.03 237.23
8 Malaysia 20,903,937 3.17 48.07
9 Germany 19,855,638 3.01 16.31
10 Thailand 18,955,808 2.88 34.35
11 Iran 18,309,787 2.78 121.61
12 Kuwait 15,295,921 2.32 166.14
13 Russia 13,340,185 2.02 133.63
14 Canada 12,474,227 1.89 48.27
15 France 10,146,535 1.54 21.41
16 Brazil 8,999,494 1.37 146.45
17 South Africa 8,926,423 1.35 93.68
18 Vietnam 8,818,120 1.34 128.57
19 Chile 7,886,237 1.20 88.64
20 Philippines 7,730,137 1.17 (6.33)
21 Italy 7,524,962 1.14 9.07
22 United Kingdom 6,909,514 1.05 3.71
23 Singapore 6,772,145 1.03 7.64
24 Oman 5,577,695 0.85 242.85
25 Switzerland 5,237,159 0.79 8.79
26 India 4,719,317 0.72 80.54
27 Sudan 4,261,254 0.65 230.29
28 Ireland 3,872,549 0.59 1.95
29 Mexico 3,535,181 0.54 62.76
30 Netherlands 3,456,713 0.52 73.92
31 New Zealand 2,819,994 0.43 14.24
32 Denmark 2,310,170 0.35 (17.32)
33 Spain 2,306,045 0.35 32.18
34 Peru 2,082,771 0.32 205.14
35 Norway 1,986,009 0.30 62.71
36 Sweden 1,866,713 0.28 (11.65)