Trade in goods with USA SITC (Standard International Trade Classification)
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Japan trade flows with USA by SITC*) product sections during 2020/3 - 2020/7

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


Share of USA's2020/3
%
2020/4
%
2020/5
%
2020/6
%
2020/7
%
Export4.95.75.34.54.3
Import6.35.84.53.74.2
Trade in Goods5.75.84.84.04.2

USA's foreign trade with Japan, exports to Japan and imports from Japan in Juli 2020


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In Juli 2020 Japan represented 4.2 per cent of USA's foreign trade in goods, 4.3 % of USA's exports and 4.2 % of imports. In Juli Japan was USA's fifth largest foreign trade partner. $13.3 billion worth of trade was 31.7 per cent lower than in Juli of the previous year. In Juli the trade balance with Japan was $3.6 billion in deficit for United States of America.

The value of imports from Japan decreased strongly, by 34.4 per cent compared to in Juli of the previous year. The import amounted to $8.4 billion in Juli 2020. 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 22.8 percent of imports, Sitc784 (parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783) 4.8 % and Sitc728 (other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries; parts thereof, n.e.s.) 4.6 % of the imports.

The value of exports to Japan declined by 26.3 per cent compared to in Juli of the previous year, thus amounting to $4.8 billion in Juli 2020. The largest product groups of exports were: Sitc342 (liquefied propane and butane), which represented a share of 7.6 per cent of total exports, Sitc728 (other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries; parts thereof, n.e.s.) 5.6 % and Sitc792 (aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof) 4.5 % of the exports.

Development during January-Juli 2020

The trade in goods between January and Juli of 2020 was of lesser value than in the corresponding period of the previous year. The value of the trade was $103.4 billion, down 19.8 %. During January-Juli the value of imports was $65.4 billion. The export value was $38.0 billion. Compared to the corresponding period in 2019, the value of both imports and exports decreased significantly. The decline in imports was -23.7 % and in the value of exports -12.0 %. 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 $15.1 billion. In export the largest value had Sitc792 (aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof), worth being $3.3 billion. From USA's point of view, the trade balance between the countries in January-Juli remained in deficit. The trade deficit was $27.4 billion. The trade deficit narrowed compared to the corresponding period in 2019. At that time, the deficit was $42.5 billion.


Table: USA's export to Japan (JP) during 2020/3 - 2020/7

2020 / 32020 / 42020 / 52020 / 62020 / 7
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 1.093,7 16.6 1.061,0 19.4 923,8 19.2 809,5 16.9 889,3 18.3
00. Live animals 0,6 0.0 5,0 0.1 0,7 0.0 0,4 0.0 0,4 0.0
01. Meat and meat preparations 354,5 5.4 369,4 6.7 240,9 5.0 258,8 5.4 322,0 6.6
02. Dairy products and birds' eggs 24,9 0.4 25,3 0.5 31,10 0.7 26,8 0.6 22,8 0.5
03. Fish and fish preparations 61,8 0.9 65,5 1.2 39,9 0.8 17,5 0.4 45,10 0.9
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 345,1 5.2 291,9 5.3 332,8 6.9 277,1 5.8 282,2 5.8
05. Vegetables and fruit 165,5 2.5 161,1 2.9 149,9 3.1 114,5 2.4 97,9 2.0
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 9,0 0.1 4,4 0.1 6,1 0.1 5,7 0.1 6,4 0.1
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 9,3 0.1 9,5 0.2 6,5 0.1 6,5 0.1 8,6 0.2
08. Feeding stuff for animals 92,4 1.4 98,10 1.8 88,2 1.8 77,6 1.6 82,1 1.7
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 30,9 0.5 30,6 0.6 27,2 0.6 25,3 0.5 21,3 0.4
1. Beverages and tobacco 32,4 0.5 29,3 0.5 33,3 0.7 23,8 0.5 20,3 0.4
11. Beverages 29,5 0.4 29,0 0.5 32,10 0.7 22,7 0.5 19,9 0.4
12. Tobacco and tobacco manufactures 2,9 0.0 0,3 0.0 0,4 0.0 1,1 0.0 0,4 0.0
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 385,9 5.8 387,1 7.1 352,1 7.3 312,2 6.5 227,8 4.7
21. Hides,skins,furskins,raw 0,7 0.0 0,7 0.0 0,2 0.0 0,1 0.0 0,1 0.0
22. Oil seeds,oleaginous fruits 126,2 1.9 91,9 1.7 104,2 2.2 53,9 1.1 38,1 0.8
23. Crude rubber (incl.synthetic) 11,8 0.2 11,7 0.2 9,9 0.2 9,3 0.2 8,2 0.2
24. Cork and wood 66,1 1.0 53,8 1.0 47,1 1.0 40,4 0.8 32,9 0.7
25. Pulp and waste paper 40,1 0.6 38,5 0.7 52,6 1.1 42,7 0.9 37,1 0.8
26. Textile fibres and their wastes 11,5 0.2 6,6 0.1 7,1 0.1 8,1 0.2 4,7 0.1
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 17,1 0.3 21,3 0.4 15,2 0.3 16,10 0.4 12,6 0.3
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 100,1 1.5 151,5 2.8 105,6 2.2 130,7 2.7 85,4 1.8
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 12,7 0.2 11,3 0.2 10,5 0.2 10,4 0.2 9,3 0.2
3. Mineral fuels etc 697,7 10.6 617,3 11.3 331,1 6.9 531,7 11.1 638,3 13.2
32. Coal,coke and briquettes 67,5 1.0 49,7 0.9 15,7 0.3 41,8 0.9 44,1 0.9
33. Petroleum and products 96,4 1.5 239,6 4.4 59,5 1.2 71,1 1.5 154,0 3.2
34. Gas,natural and manufactured 533,9 8.1 327,10 6.0 256,0 5.3 418,10 8.8 440,3 9.1
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 1,3 0.0 5,8 0.1 2,8 0.1 2,7 0.1 1,4 0.0
41. Animal oils and fats 0,3 0.0 0,9 0.0 0,9 0.0 0,5 0.0 0,3 0.0
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 0,9 0.0 4,6 0.1 1,1 0.0 1,6 0.0 0,8 0.0
43. Processed animal or vegetable oils,etc. 0,2 0.0 0,5 0.0 0,9 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,3 0.0
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 1.016,1 15.4 1.006,0 18.4 976,4 20.3 887,9 18.6 823,8 17.0
51. Organic chemicals 227,10 3.5 192,1 3.5 180,4 3.8 144,0 3.0 156,7 3.2
52. Inorganic chemicals 74,8 1.1 97,10 1.8 82,1 1.7 88,4 1.9 64,4 1.3
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 17,1 0.3 15,6 0.3 18,8 0.4 13,6 0.3 12,7 0.3
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 360,1 5.5 370,0 6.8 360,1 7.5 369,8 7.7 351,3 7.2
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 49,4 0.7 37,10 0.7 41,5 0.9 42,10 0.9 36,9 0.8
56. Fertilizers,manufactured 1,4 0.0 8,4 0.2 16,5 0.3 7,10 0.2 4,10 0.1
57. Plastics in primary forms 90,8 1.4 100,7 1.8 95,8 2.0 65,9 1.4 63,6 1.3
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 37,0 0.6 31,4 0.6 31,4 0.7 28,5 0.6 25,7 0.5
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 158,0 2.4 152,3 2.8 150,3 3.1 127,0 2.7 107,9 2.2
6. Basic manufactures 335,5 5.1 287,6 5.3 254,6 5.3 301,2 6.3 202,4 4.2
61. Leather,dressed fur,etc. 0,9 0.0 0,5 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,3 0.0 0,4 0.0
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 14,5 0.2 12,6 0.2 11,8 0.2 10,5 0.2 12,1 0.2
63. Wood and cork manufactures 2,6 0.0 2,9 0.1 2,8 0.1 2,10 0.1 3,8 0.1
64. Paper,paperboard and articles thereof 43,4 0.7 34,9 0.6 46,2 1.0 36,2 0.8 34,5 0.7
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 21,2 0.3 17,6 0.3 21,1 0.4 18,1 0.4 14,6 0.3
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 59,5 0.9 42,3 0.8 43,8 0.9 40,7 0.9 42,3 0.9
67. Iron and steel 12,8 0.2 12,9 0.2 11,3 0.2 9,3 0.2 8,3 0.2
68. Non-ferrous metals 85,3 1.3 84,0 1.5 47,5 1.0 127,8 2.7 31,5 0.6
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 95,7 1.4 80,2 1.5 70,1 1.5 55,7 1.2 55,3 1.1
7. Machinery,transport equipment 2.128,8 32.3 1.300,3 23.8 1.216,2 25.3 1.236,4 25.9 1.281,5 26.4
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 107,7 1.6 58,7 1.1 83,8 1.7 70,3 1.5 79,10 1.6
72. Machinery for specialized industries 239,2 3.6 154,4 2.8 220,4 4.6 282,2 5.9 296,3 6.1
73. Metal working machinery 23,7 0.4 10,4 0.2 11,5 0.2 11,6 0.2 13,2 0.3
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 160,2 2.4 147,3 2.7 130,1 2.7 134,4 2.8 134,2 2.8
75. Office machines and adp machines 122,5 1.9 98,9 1.8 91,3 1.9 100,2 2.1 88,3 1.8
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 160,4 2.4 122,0 2.2 132,6 2.8 102,7 2.1 155,9 3.2
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 291,4 4.4 196,2 3.6 233,6 4.9 192,10 4.0 198,0 4.1
78. Road vehicles 181,5 2.7 65,7 1.2 39,4 0.8 67,1 1.4 96,4 2.0
79. Other transport equipment 842,7 12.8 447,1 8.2 273,9 5.7 275,3 5.8 219,7 4.5
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 804,9 12.2 683,1 12.5 633,8 13.2 590,7 12.4 677,8 14.0
81. Prefabr.buildings;sanitary,lighting etc.fixtrs 4,9 0.1 3,6 0.1 3,4 0.1 3,3 0.1 3,10 0.1
82. Furniture and parts thereof 12,6 0.2 9,6 0.2 7,2 0.1 10,9 0.2 11,0 0.2
83. Travel goods,handbags and sim.containers 7,2 0.1 3,7 0.1 3,5 0.1 3,5 0.1 4,2 0.1
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 21,0 0.3 13,5 0.2 8,9 0.2 9,5 0.2 12,9 0.3
85. Footwear 2,3 0.0 1,7 0.0 1,8 0.0 2,3 0.0 2,1 0.0
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 408,4 6.2 392,3 7.2 339,4 7.1 312,1 6.5 319,6 6.6
88. Photographic equipment,optical goods etc. 75,9 1.1 63,9 1.2 65,4 1.4 54,3 1.1 56,3 1.2
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 272,8 4.1 195,1 3.6 204,5 4.3 195,2 4.1 268,0 5.5
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 103,8 1.6 95,9 1.8 76,4 1.6 80,9 1.7 84,9 1.7
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 36,4 0.6 36,1 0.7 22,8 0.5 28,6 0.6 30,3 0.6
97. Gold,non-monetary 1,1 0.0 1,2 0.0 1,3 0.0 0,5 0.0 1,4 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 65,8 1.0 58,4 1.1 52,2 1.1 51,2 1.1 52,7 1.1
0-9. All groups combined 6.599,6 100.0 5.472,9 100.0 4.800,1 100.0 4.776,6 100.0 4.846,9 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Table: Import from Japan (JP) to USA during 2020/3 - 2020/7

2020 / 32020 / 42020 / 52020 / 62020 / 7
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 67,2 0.6 67,4 0.7 40,8 0.6 42,8 0.6 56,2 0.7
01. Meat and meat preparations 2,8 0.0 1,2 0.0 1,6 0.0 2,5 0.0 2,5 0.0
03. Fish and fish preparations 22,7 0.2 23,6 0.2 8,7 0.1 8,4 0.1 12,1 0.1
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 5,9 0.0 8,2 0.1 6,6 0.1 5,2 0.1 6,9 0.1
05. Vegetables and fruit 5,6 0.0 5,4 0.1 3,8 0.1 3,3 0.0 4,10 0.1
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 0,9 0.0 1,5 0.0 1,0 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,6 0.0
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 7,4 0.1 6,8 0.1 4,2 0.1 9,8 0.1 10,5 0.1
08. Feeding stuff for animals 0,8 0.0 0,7 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,9 0.0 0,5 0.0
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 21,1 0.2 19,9 0.2 14,4 0.2 12,2 0.2 18,1 0.2
1. Beverages and tobacco 22,9 0.2 17,2 0.2 20,6 0.3 6,6 0.1 12,3 0.1
11. Beverages 22,8 0.2 17,1 0.2 20,6 0.3 6,6 0.1 12,3 0.1
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 68,1 0.6 73,2 0.8 61,9 0.8 43,5 0.7 50,2 0.6
23. Crude rubber (incl.synthetic) 19,9 0.2 19,3 0.2 18,3 0.2 11,3 0.2 9,0 0.1
24. Cork and wood 0,6 0.0 0,3 0.0 0,8 0.0 1,1 0.0 1,2 0.0
26. Textile fibres and their wastes 14,4 0.1 12,1 0.1 10,8 0.1 9,4 0.1 14,0 0.2
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 4,5 0.0 6,6 0.1 5,9 0.1 8,2 0.1 4,3 0.0
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 25,9 0.2 31,3 0.3 22,10 0.3 10,5 0.2 18,3 0.2
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 3,1 0.0 3,8 0.0 3,3 0.0 3,2 0.0 3,5 0.0
3. Mineral fuels etc 37,1 0.3 35,10 0.4 35,9 0.5 37,2 0.6 51,3 0.6
33. Petroleum and products 37,1 0.3 35,8 0.4 35,8 0.5 37,2 0.6 51,3 0.6
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 4,10 0.0 6,4 0.1 5,1 0.1 3,8 0.1 4,3 0.1
41. Animal oils and fats 0,4 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,10 0.0 0,6 0.0 0,3 0.0
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 4,5 0.0 5,1 0.1 3,2 0.0 3,2 0.0 3,2 0.0
43. Processed animal or vegetable oils,etc. 0,2 0.0 0,8 0.0 1,1 0.0 0,1 0.0 0,9 0.0
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 1.088,4 8.9 1.013,1 10.5 1.083,4 14.7 1.028,9 15.5 781,9 9.3
51. Organic chemicals 148,2 1.2 178,0 1.8 145,3 2.0 134,4 2.0 136,9 1.6
52. Inorganic chemicals 168,1 1.4 115,5 1.2 92,6 1.3 35,6 0.5 32,4 0.4
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 33,7 0.3 27,2 0.3 27,5 0.4 20,5 0.3 16,5 0.2
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 361,5 3.0 372,9 3.9 514,6 7.0 535,1 8.0 295,3 3.5
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 33,9 0.3 24,1 0.2 24,0 0.3 26,4 0.4 23,6 0.3
56. Fertilizers,manufactured 1,6 0.0 2,4 0.0 1,10 0.0 1,2 0.0 1,1 0.0
57. Plastics in primary forms 112,10 0.9 106,4 1.1 95,8 1.3 69,2 1.0 78,6 0.9
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 53,2 0.4 47,10 0.5 46,2 0.6 34,9 0.5 35,1 0.4
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 175,6 1.4 139,1 1.4 135,7 1.8 172,1 2.6 162,8 1.9
6. Basic manufactures 745,10 6.1 675,8 7.0 598,7 8.1 465,5 7.0 469,8 5.6
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 167,3 1.4 164,8 1.7 119,9 1.6 105,8 1.6 110,3 1.3
63. Wood and cork manufactures 2,1 0.0 1,6 0.0 1,4 0.0 1,4 0.0 2,3 0.0
64. Paper,paperboard and articles thereof 25,3 0.2 23,2 0.2 18,9 0.3 12,5 0.2 13,4 0.2
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 50,4 0.4 45,2 0.5 37,8 0.5 30,3 0.5 29,0 0.3
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 96,2 0.8 87,2 0.9 74,6 1.0 68,3 1.0 66,5 0.8
67. Iron and steel 96,7 0.8 97,3 1.0 132,5 1.8 75,3 1.1 73,5 0.9
68. Non-ferrous metals 92,5 0.8 72,4 0.7 68,1 0.9 67,4 1.0 51,6 0.6
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 215,7 1.8 184,4 1.9 145,7 2.0 104,9 1.6 123,3 1.5
7. Machinery,transport equipment 8.914,4 73.3 6.669,8 69.0 4.707,9 63.8 4.035,6 60.7 5.811,6 68.8
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 727,1 6.0 554,1 5.7 355,2 4.8 367,7 5.5 445,3 5.3
72. Machinery for specialized industries 1.002,9 8.2 818,8 8.5 707,8 9.6 643,3 9.7 734,6 8.7
73. Metal working machinery 240,8 2.0 171,4 1.8 184,5 2.5 149,9 2.3 176,5 2.1
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 807,9 6.6 773,4 8.0 646,7 8.8 548,2 8.2 577,3 6.8
75. Office machines and adp machines 374,10 3.1 322,10 3.3 269,7 3.7 193,3 2.9 203,8 2.4
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 199,7 1.6 162,1 1.7 123,7 1.7 134,10 2.0 168,8 2.0
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 1.175,7 9.7 949,7 9.8 660,2 8.9 690,7 10.4 855,2 10.1
78. Road vehicles 4.081,7 33.6 2.816,7 29.1 1.612,5 21.9 1.130,1 17.0 2.407,8 28.5
79. Other transport equipment 304,0 2.5 100,9 1.0 148,0 2.0 177,8 2.7 242,6 2.9
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 930,2 7.6 837,6 8.7 576,1 7.8 729,0 11.0 835,4 9.9
81. Prefabr.buildings;sanitary,lighting etc.fixtrs 5,1 0.0 3,6 0.0 2,10 0.0 3,9 0.1 4,4 0.1
82. Furniture and parts thereof 16,9 0.1 13,1 0.1 12,5 0.2 4,9 0.1 6,7 0.1
83. Travel goods,handbags and sim.containers 0,7 0.0 0,4 0.0 1,2 0.0 1,2 0.0 0,8 0.0
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 8,4 0.1 5,1 0.1 4,4 0.1 7,5 0.1 16,9 0.2
85. Footwear 0,3 0.0 0,2 0.0 1,0 0.0 0,2 0.0 0,5 0.0
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 413,9 3.4 342,1 3.5 267,6 3.6 307,6 4.6 337,8 4.0
88. Photographic equipment,optical goods etc. 182,6 1.5 155,9 1.6 130,6 1.8 145,5 2.2 163,5 1.9
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 302,6 2.5 317,5 3.3 156,1 2.1 258,6 3.9 305,3 3.6
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 286,9 2.4 273,5 2.8 248,4 3.4 258,2 3.9 377,3 4.5
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 180,4 1.5 192,9 2.0 179,8 2.4 179,10 2.7 242,1 2.9
97. Gold,non-monetary 3,5 0.0 0,2 0.0 0,1 0.0 2,2 0.0 43,7 0.5
98. (USA Sitc) Estimate of import items valued under $251 and of other low valued items nonexempt from formal entry 103,1 0.8 80,4 0.8 68,7 0.9 76,0 1.1 91,4 1.1
0-9. All groups combined 12.165,6 100.0 9.669,4 100.0 7.378,3 100.0 6.650,6 100.0 8.449,8 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Year level (Sitc)

Year 2020 January - Juli (Sitc)

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