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Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) in Japan

Source: World Bank
Last Updated: May 1, 2021

Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 36.8 % in 2018 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.49 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Japan reached an all time high of 37.5 % in 2014 and an all time low of 16.0 % in 1993. When compared to Japan's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in China amounted to 37.5 %, 51.1 % in Russia, 79.0 % in South Korea and 27.5 % in USA in 2018.

Japan has been ranked 151st within the group of 163 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 17 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.


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