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Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (JFTC)

JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2021”


JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2021”

~ COVID-19 causes trade value to plummet. Both exports and imports down for second consecutive year but Japan’s balance of trade turns surplus. ~

Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc., JFTC (Chairman: KOBAYASHI Ken, Chairman- Mitsubishi Corporation) is pleased to announce the new release of “Foreign Trade 2021”, a data book with full coverage of Japan’s foreign trade statistics for the year 2020.

Using latest trade statistics released in January by the Ministry of Finance, “Foreign Trade 2021” 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 addition of English printed to the side, addition of graph and charts, as well as expansion of new information to the data chapter.

 JFTC’s “Foreign Trade 2021” is available for purchase at large bookstores and government book centers.

Complimentary copy is available for foreign media in Japan and foreign embassies in Japan. Please contact Research Group for further information.

                   【Foreign Trade 2021 Details】

●Release Date: March 31, 2021
●Language: Japanese and English
●Price: 550 yen (tax included)
-Subtitle: COVID-19 causes trade value to plummet.
Both exports and imports down for second consecutive year but Japan’s balance of trade turns surplus.

-Main Chapter: Overview of Trade (Exports; Imports; Total Trade Value and Trade Balance; Foreign Exchange and Trade Index Fluctuations; Quarterly Contribution)
Trade by Major Area and Country (Asia (China, Korea, Taiwan, ASEAN, Thailand, Indonesia, Other Asian countries); USA; EU (Germany, UK); Oceania; Central South America (Brazil, Mexico); Russia; Middle East; Africa)
Trade by Major Commodity (Foodstuff; Wood; Mineral Fuels; Chemicals; Iron & Steel Products; Textile Yarn, Fabrics; Clothing & Accessories; Computers & Units; Parts of Computer; Semiconductors etc.; Audio & Visual Apparatus; Telephony, Telegraphy; Motor Vehicles; Ships and Aircraft; Scientific, Optical Instruments)

-Data Chapter: Japan's Trade in 2020; Trade Structure; Imports of Petroleum; Foreign Exchange Rate; Fluctuation of International Commodity; Developments in the Japanese Economy; Trade in Technology; Balance of Payments; Outward/Inward Direct Investment breakdown by Area and Industry (2019); Economic Cooperation; Comparisons with Major Countries; Development in Major Issues 2020; Major Political/Economic Events in 2021; Trade Statistics of Major Area/Country; EPAs etc. concluded or under negotiation by Japan; FY2021 Outlook for Japan's Trade Balance and Current Account

●Available for purchase: Large book stores (MARUZEN & JUNKUDO, KINOKUNIYA, Yaesu book center, etc.), government book centers and, etc.


InquiriesJapan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (JFTC)
Kasumigaseki Common Gate West Tower 20F, 3-2-1,
Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100–0013, Japan
Contact: Research Group (e-mail:

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