Special Study Report

Published in March, 2020
Foreign Trade 2020

We are pleased to announce that in March 2020, Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. published "Foreign Trade 2020", with full coverage of Japan's foreign trade statistics on a customs-cleared basis for the previous year.

"Foreign Trade 2020" marks the 45th edition of this publication since it was first released in 1976. Using latest trade statistics, "Foreign Trade 2020" features Japan’s foreign trade, by area and by commodity. It is abundant with graphs and charts, and concise comments so readers can quickly grasp the basic trend of Japan’s trade. Improvements have been added over the years, such as the addition of new information to the data chapter.

We hope you will find this volume useful for example, as a reader for new employee education, or as a reference for local employees in foreign countries.

— table of contents —
All (PDF)
Main Chapter (PDF)
Chapter 1. Overview of Trade (PDF)
Chapter 2. Trade by Major Area and Country (PDF)
Chapter 3. Trade by Major Commodity (PDF)
Data Chapter (PDF)
Chapter1. Japan's Trade in 2019 (PDF)
Chapter2. Trade Structure (PDF)
Chapter3. Imports of Petroleum (PDF)
Chapter4. Foreign Exchange Rate (PDF)
Chapter5. Fluctuation of International Commodity (PDF)
Chapter6. Developments in the Japanese Economy (PDF)
Chapter7. Trade in Technology (PDF)
Chapter8. Balance of Payments (PDF)
Chapter9. Outward/Inward Direct Investment breakdown by Area and Industry (2018) (PDF)
Chapter10. Economic Cooperation (PDF)
Chapter11. Comparisons with Major Countries (PDF)
Chapter12. Development in Major Issues 2019 (PDF)
Chapter13. Major Political/Economic Events in 2020 (PDF)
Chapter14. Trade Statistics of Major Area/Country (PDF)
Chapter15. EPAs etc. concluded or under negotiation by Japan (PDF)
Chapter16. FY2020 Outlook for Japan's Trade Balance and Current Account (PDF)
A reference: Research Group
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