Trade in goods with USA SITC (Standard International Trade Classification)
Suomeksi - in Finnish

Japan trade flows with USA by SITC*) product sections during 2020/10 - 2021/2

*) Standard International Trade Classification (classification system is maintained by the United Nations)


Share of USA's2020/10
%
2020/11
%
2020/12
%
2021/1
%
2021/2
%
Export4.14.04.24.74.2
Import5.15.55.35.14.8
Trade in Goods4.74.94.94.94.6

USA's foreign trade with Japan, exports to Japan and imports from Japan in February 2021


The text of the following analysis is produced by a computer program. The program is a test version and its rule base at this stage is still quite limited.

Japan's share of USA's foreign trade in goods in February 2021 represented a share of 4.6 per cent. Share of USA's that month's exports was 4.2% and 4.8% of imports. In February Japan was USA's fourth largest foreign trade partner. $14.5 billion worth of trade was 13.4 per cent lower than in February of the previous year. In February the trade balance with Japan was $4.0 billion in deficit for United States of America.

The value of imports from Japan decreased by 13.1 per cent compared to in February of the previous year, thus amounting to $9.3 billion in February 2021. Major product categories of imports from Japan were Sitc781 (motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars), representing 27.6 percent of imports, Sitc784 (parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783) 5.1 % and Sitc778 (electrical machinery and apparatus, n.e.s.) 4.7 % of the imports.

The value of exports to Japan declined by 13.9 per cent compared to in February of the previous year, thus amounting to $5.2 billion in February 2021. The largest product groups of exports were: Sitc792 (aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof), which represented a share of 6.6 per cent of total exports, Sitc342 (liquefied propane and butane) 6.3 % and Sitc044 (maize (not including sweet corn), unmilled) 5.9 % of the exports.

Development during January-February 2021

The trade in goods between January and February of 2021 was of lesser value than in the corresponding period of the previous year. The value of the trade was $30.9 billion, down 5.4 %. During January-February the value of imports was $19.6 billion. The export value was $11.3 billion. Compared to the corresponding period in 2020, the value of imports decreased by -7.0% and the value of exports by -2.5 %. The largest value in imports was in Sitc781 (motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars), worth $5.6 billion. In export the largest value had Sitc342 (liquefied propane and butane), worth being $977 million. From USA's point of view, the trade balance between the countries in January-February remained in deficit. The trade deficit was $8.4 billion. The trade deficit narrowed compared to the corresponding period in 2020. At that time, the deficit was $9.6 billion.


Table: USA's export to Japan (JP) during 2020/10 - 2021/2

2020 / 102020 / 112020 / 122021 / 12021 / 2
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 762,2 14.1 808,6 16.1 795,10 14.3 972,6 16.2 991,7 18.9
00. Live animals 18,6 0.3 16,2 0.3 1,9 0.0 11,3 0.2 1,9 0.0
01. Meat and meat preparations 301,2 5.6 312,5 6.2 317,2 5.7 281,2 4.7 305,0 5.8
02. Dairy products and birds' eggs 17,5 0.3 20,8 0.4 19,3 0.3 20,4 0.3 18,5 0.4
03. Fish and fish preparations 60,2 1.1 47,6 0.9 22,10 0.4 9,8 0.2 27,5 0.5
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 150,1 2.8 160,6 3.2 238,7 4.3 413,2 6.9 397,4 7.6
05. Vegetables and fruit 102,3 1.9 123,0 2.4 99,2 1.8 119,6 2.0 118,3 2.3
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 9,4 0.2 6,1 0.1 5,10 0.1 7,7 0.1 7,6 0.1
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 9,1 0.2 11,7 0.2 6,9 0.1 8,5 0.1 8,5 0.2
08. Feeding stuff for animals 69,6 1.3 84,6 1.7 62,5 1.1 80,3 1.3 77,1 1.5
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 24,4 0.5 25,9 0.5 21,8 0.4 20,10 0.3 30,4 0.6
1. Beverages and tobacco 25,9 0.5 29,7 0.6 22,7 0.4 20,9 0.3 18,1 0.3
11. Beverages 25,2 0.5 28,2 0.6 21,10 0.4 20,4 0.3 18,1 0.3
12. Tobacco and tobacco manufactures 0,7 0.0 1,5 0.0 0,8 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,1 0.0
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 316,3 5.9 341,7 6.8 404,6 7.3 291,4 4.8 363,1 6.9
22. Oil seeds,oleaginous fruits 87,8 1.6 84,6 1.7 184,1 3.3 89,4 1.5 149,6 2.9
23. Crude rubber (incl.synthetic) 6,2 0.1 6,5 0.1 6,0 0.1 6,2 0.1 5,8 0.1
24. Cork and wood 42,1 0.8 38,4 0.8 50,8 0.9 54,4 0.9 43,2 0.8
25. Pulp and waste paper 39,7 0.7 38,1 0.8 39,8 0.7 26,4 0.4 29,10 0.6
26. Textile fibres and their wastes 7,1 0.1 8,8 0.2 6,4 0.1 9,3 0.2 8,8 0.2
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 8,2 0.2 11,1 0.2 12,6 0.2 14,8 0.2 16,10 0.3
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 115,8 2.1 145,7 2.9 95,9 1.7 81,2 1.3 97,4 1.9
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 9,7 0.2 8,5 0.2 9,2 0.2 9,8 0.2 11,4 0.2
3. Mineral fuels etc 638,7 11.8 622,6 12.4 995,0 17.8 1.184,5 19.7 657,3 12.5
32. Coal,coke and briquettes 47,0 0.9 33,4 0.7 56,4 1.0 24,5 0.4 56,2 1.1
33. Petroleum and products 107,10 2.0 45,7 0.9 150,1 2.7 225,5 3.7 80,7 1.5
34. Gas,natural and manufactured 483,8 9.0 543,7 10.8 788,7 14.1 934,6 15.5 520,5 9.9
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 2,6 0.0 2,2 0.0 0,9 0.0 1,4 0.0 2,4 0.0
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 1,7 0.0 1,5 0.0 0,5 0.0 0,8 0.0 1,9 0.0
43. Processed animal or vegetable oils,etc. 0,7 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,4 0.0 0,4 0.0 0,6 0.0
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 945,9 17.5 769,9 15.3 844,7 15.1 883,1 14.7 873,1 16.7
51. Organic chemicals 173,5 3.2 172,3 3.4 171,5 3.1 182,9 3.0 140,4 2.7
52. Inorganic chemicals 58,5 1.1 67,9 1.3 89,6 1.6 76,10 1.3 66,0 1.3
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 11,9 0.2 13,7 0.3 10,8 0.2 13,4 0.2 12,4 0.2
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 398,5 7.4 258,4 5.1 273,3 4.9 287,6 4.8 356,3 6.8
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 48,6 0.9 41,4 0.8 37,2 0.7 53,1 0.9 36,5 0.7
56. Fertilizers,manufactured 14,3 0.3 0,2 0.0 15,1 0.3 5,8 0.1 8,8 0.2
57. Plastics in primary forms 71,1 1.3 59,2 1.2 75,7 1.4 78,9 1.3 73,3 1.4
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 29,3 0.5 27,8 0.6 27,9 0.5 32,4 0.5 27,7 0.5
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 140,5 2.6 129,3 2.6 144,0 2.6 152,4 2.5 152,2 2.9
6. Basic manufactures 284,6 5.3 294,3 5.8 253,8 4.5 349,5 5.8 250,5 4.8
61. Leather,dressed fur,etc. 0,5 0.0 0,9 0.0 0,6 0.0 1,1 0.0 0,4 0.0
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 14,9 0.3 14,7 0.3 8,6 0.2 10,0 0.2 9,4 0.2
63. Wood and cork manufactures 2,2 0.0 2,7 0.1 3,3 0.1 3,0 0.0 4,3 0.1
64. Paper,paperboard and articles thereof 31,6 0.6 35,3 0.7 33,3 0.6 44,4 0.7 29,1 0.6
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 19,2 0.4 17,8 0.4 18,6 0.3 18,2 0.3 16,0 0.3
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 49,10 0.9 58,5 1.2 51,10 0.9 50,4 0.8 52,3 1.0
67. Iron and steel 8,3 0.2 11,5 0.2 7,2 0.1 10,1 0.2 9,0 0.2
68. Non-ferrous metals 85,7 1.6 91,5 1.8 76,1 1.4 152,9 2.5 78,7 1.5
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 72,5 1.3 61,10 1.2 54,4 1.0 59,7 1.0 51,7 1.0
7. Machinery,transport equipment 1.528,9 28.3 1.356,7 26.9 1.489,0 26.7 1.493,7 24.8 1.283,5 24.5
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 88,5 1.6 76,3 1.5 87,1 1.6 82,6 1.4 79,1 1.5
72. Machinery for specialized industries 355,1 6.6 254,3 5.0 223,7 4.0 158,5 2.6 158,10 3.0
73. Metal working machinery 12,8 0.2 10,0 0.2 12,8 0.2 11,8 0.2 12,7 0.2
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 187,7 3.5 141,8 2.8 128,3 2.3 136,1 2.3 122,6 2.3
75. Office machines and adp machines 82,5 1.5 83,4 1.7 88,7 1.6 84,5 1.4 79,2 1.5
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 154,0 2.9 166,6 3.3 181,10 3.3 122,4 2.0 144,8 2.8
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 226,8 4.2 241,0 4.8 272,6 4.9 229,6 3.8 233,4 4.5
78. Road vehicles 145,10 2.7 134,3 2.7 133,7 2.4 69,9 1.2 100,3 1.9
79. Other transport equipment 275,9 5.1 249,4 5.0 360,5 6.5 598,7 9.9 352,8 6.7
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 803,1 14.9 728,8 14.5 676,1 12.1 735,4 12.2 716,3 13.7
81. Prefabr.buildings;sanitary,lighting etc.fixtrs 5,1 0.1 2,3 0.0 3,1 0.1 4,1 0.1 3,8 0.1
82. Furniture and parts thereof 10,9 0.2 9,5 0.2 8,9 0.2 9,1 0.1 8,9 0.2
83. Travel goods,handbags and sim.containers 9,6 0.2 10,2 0.2 8,6 0.2 6,7 0.1 7,5 0.1
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 16,7 0.3 14,8 0.3 10,9 0.2 13,0 0.2 14,1 0.3
85. Footwear 3,1 0.1 2,1 0.0 2,3 0.0 1,10 0.0 2,6 0.0
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 404,5 7.5 368,7 7.3 352,3 6.3 371,7 6.2 357,1 6.8
88. Photographic equipment,optical goods etc. 66,3 1.2 58,3 1.2 56,3 1.0 61,10 1.0 74,5 1.4
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 287,1 5.3 263,3 5.2 234,0 4.2 267,2 4.4 248,0 4.7
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 93,4 1.7 81,7 1.6 94,2 1.7 85,6 1.4 84,0 1.6
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 34,1 0.6 25,3 0.5 32,8 0.6 22,4 0.4 24,1 0.5
97. Gold,non-monetary 0,8 0.0 1,6 0.0 0,9 0.0 1,2 0.0 2,1 0.0
99. (USA Sitc) Estimate of non-canadian low value shipments; compiled low value shipments to canada; and various export shipments not identified by kind 57,7 1.1 54,2 1.1 59,8 1.1 61,1 1.0 56,6 1.1
0-9. All groups combined 5.401,1 100.0 5.035,8 100.0 5.576,7 100.0 6.017,7 100.0 5.239,5 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Table: Import from Japan (JP) to USA during 2020/10 - 2021/2

2020 / 102020 / 112020 / 122021 / 12021 / 2
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 72,2 0.6 79,5 0.7 80,7 0.7 73,2 0.7 51,6 0.6
00. Live animals 0,6 0.0 0,1 0.0 0,2 0.0 0,1 0.0 0 0.0
01. Meat and meat preparations 4,5 0.0 6,1 0.1 5,6 0.0 4,6 0.0 3,5 0.0
02. Dairy products and birds' eggs 0,6 0.0 0,3 0.0 0,5 0.0 0,3 0.0 0,1 0.0
03. Fish and fish preparations 22,9 0.2 22,1 0.2 25,7 0.2 24,2 0.2 18,9 0.2
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 9,2 0.1 8,2 0.1 7,9 0.1 8,1 0.1 5,5 0.1
05. Vegetables and fruit 5,2 0.0 6,0 0.1 6,9 0.1 5,7 0.1 3,1 0.0
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 1,1 0.0 1,7 0.0 0,10 0.0 1,4 0.0 0,8 0.0
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 11,4 0.1 13,6 0.1 12,0 0.1 9,7 0.1 5,8 0.1
08. Feeding stuff for animals 0,8 0.0 0,9 0.0 1,3 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,5 0.0
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 16,3 0.1 20,9 0.2 20,1 0.2 18,9 0.2 13,8 0.1
1. Beverages and tobacco 14,1 0.1 12,2 0.1 13,4 0.1 12,7 0.1 7,4 0.1
11. Beverages 13,10 0.1 12,1 0.1 13,4 0.1 12,7 0.1 7,3 0.1
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 54,0 0.5 50,4 0.4 49,1 0.4 48,7 0.5 53,0 0.6
23. Crude rubber (incl.synthetic) 12,2 0.1 13,7 0.1 14,0 0.1 15,9 0.2 12,1 0.1
24. Cork and wood 1,3 0.0 1,1 0.0 1,6 0.0 1,2 0.0 1,1 0.0
26. Textile fibres and their wastes 5,4 0.0 5,9 0.0 7,7 0.1 3,7 0.0 5,5 0.1
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 4,8 0.0 3,3 0.0 4,9 0.0 4,8 0.0 6,2 0.1
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 26,6 0.2 22,3 0.2 17,5 0.2 19,9 0.2 25,1 0.3
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 3,9 0.0 4,4 0.0 3,6 0.0 3,4 0.0 3,4 0.0
3. Mineral fuels etc 24,1 0.2 6,4 0.1 4,7 0.0 7,8 0.1 36,7 0.4
33. Petroleum and products 24,1 0.2 6,4 0.1 4,7 0.0 7,7 0.1 36,6 0.4
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 4,6 0.0 4,4 0.0 5,9 0.1 5,0 0.0 3,9 0.0
41. Animal oils and fats 0,5 0.0 0,3 0.0 0,9 0.0 0,6 0.0 1,0 0.0
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 3,6 0.0 4,1 0.0 4,6 0.0 4,4 0.0 2,9 0.0
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 1.006,5 8.9 973,9 8.3 995,3 8.7 1.211,1 11.7 865,6 9.3
51. Organic chemicals 131,9 1.2 146,8 1.2 133,1 1.2 128,8 1.2 104,9 1.1
52. Inorganic chemicals 36,1 0.3 67,10 0.6 72,2 0.6 36,9 0.4 35,9 0.4
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 22,0 0.2 25,3 0.2 26,6 0.2 25,0 0.2 24,3 0.3
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 504,8 4.5 364,3 3.1 384,0 3.4 656,4 6.3 390,5 4.2
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 24,8 0.2 28,4 0.2 27,1 0.2 18,7 0.2 23,6 0.3
56. Fertilizers,manufactured 2,3 0.0 2,2 0.0 1,4 0.0 2,10 0.0 0,5 0.0
57. Plastics in primary forms 73,1 0.6 87,9 0.7 78,3 0.7 89,0 0.9 73,9 0.8
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 40,8 0.4 42,7 0.4 45,6 0.4 46,2 0.4 37,3 0.4
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 171,1 1.5 208,6 1.8 227,4 2.0 207,6 2.0 175,2 1.9
6. Basic manufactures 562,7 5.0 641,7 5.5 634,2 5.5 614,3 5.9 534,6 5.8
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 128,4 1.1 146,0 1.2 163,6 1.4 160,0 1.5 105,10 1.1
63. Wood and cork manufactures 2,5 0.0 2,8 0.0 2,9 0.0 2,5 0.0 3,1 0.0
64. Paper,paperboard and articles thereof 14,3 0.1 17,9 0.2 16,9 0.1 16,8 0.2 15,7 0.2
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 38,7 0.3 48,1 0.4 38,2 0.3 41,4 0.4 33,5 0.4
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 74,6 0.7 90,3 0.8 85,7 0.7 77,4 0.7 67,5 0.7
67. Iron and steel 83,3 0.7 75,8 0.6 83,2 0.7 69,6 0.7 96,9 1.0
68. Non-ferrous metals 44,8 0.4 56,6 0.5 62,5 0.5 59,9 0.6 42,3 0.5
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 176,3 1.6 204,5 1.7 181,5 1.6 187,0 1.8 169,8 1.8
7. Machinery,transport equipment 8.273,4 73.5 8.874,2 75.5 8.444,7 73.9 7.270,2 70.2 6.660,9 71.9
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 598,5 5.3 694,2 5.9 688,4 6.0 607,4 5.9 527,1 5.7
72. Machinery for specialized industries 649,10 5.8 799,9 6.8 735,4 6.4 644,8 6.2 585,6 6.3
73. Metal working machinery 175,9 1.6 187,3 1.6 156,6 1.4 155,1 1.5 139,2 1.5
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 770,7 6.9 834,5 7.1 694,7 6.1 717,3 6.9 688,0 7.4
75. Office machines and adp machines 269,0 2.4 338,2 2.9 319,6 2.8 273,8 2.6 242,1 2.6
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 229,4 2.0 241,7 2.1 196,3 1.7 162,2 1.6 199,9 2.2
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 1.071,0 9.5 1.173,5 10.0 1.062,1 9.3 964,7 9.3 1.016,2 11.0
78. Road vehicles 4.292,7 38.2 4.412,7 37.5 4.477,2 39.2 3.638,0 35.1 3.129,3 33.8
79. Other transport equipment 216,5 1.9 192,7 1.6 114,7 1.0 107,3 1.0 133,10 1.4
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 971,9 8.6 860,0 7.3 905,1 7.9 744,4 7.2 689,10 7.4
81. Prefabr.buildings;sanitary,lighting etc.fixtrs 6,1 0.1 6,1 0.1 5,4 0.0 4,3 0.0 4,1 0.0
82. Furniture and parts thereof 13,9 0.1 15,6 0.1 12,8 0.1 11,7 0.1 12,4 0.1
83. Travel goods,handbags and sim.containers 0,7 0.0 0,8 0.0 1,2 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,10 0.0
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 10,5 0.1 7,5 0.1 7,3 0.1 8,0 0.1 14,7 0.2
85. Footwear 0,4 0.0 0,3 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,3 0.0 0,3 0.0
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 365,3 3.2 378,2 3.2 341,1 3.0 317,3 3.1 317,3 3.4
88. Photographic equipment,optical goods etc. 201,6 1.8 193,6 1.6 188,1 1.6 172,2 1.7 163,7 1.8
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 373,8 3.3 258,3 2.2 348,10 3.1 230,3 2.2 176,9 1.9
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 265,7 2.4 250,9 2.1 299,1 2.6 367,9 3.6 359,4 3.9
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 155,2 1.4 138,0 1.2 189,7 1.7 268,2 2.6 258,8 2.8
97. Gold,non-monetary 0,2 0.0 2,6 0.0 0,1 0.0 3,5 0.0 0,3 0.0
98. (USA Sitc) Estimate of import items valued under $251 and of other low valued items nonexempt from formal entry 110,5 1.0 110,4 0.9 109,3 1.0 96,3 0.9 100,3 1.1
0-9. All groups combined 11.248,9 100.0 11.753,2 100.0 11.431,7 100.0 10.354,8 100.0 9.262,6 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Year level (Sitc)

Year 2021 January - February (Sitc)


Year level of Advanced Technology Products (ATP)

Advanced Technology Products (ATP) of last published months

Year 2021 January - February (ATP)

USA's Trade in Goods Start Page