Table 4: Japan's Exports and Imports in Yen Terms,
1995-1999

(in billions of yen, customs clearance basis, seasonally unadjusted)

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Exports (f.o.b.)

Change Over Year-Earlier Period

Imports (c.i.f.)

Change Over Year-Earlier Period

Trade Balance

1995

¥41,531

2.6%

¥31,549

12.3%

¥9,982

1996

44,731

7.7

37,993

20.4

6,738

1997

50,938

13.9

40,956

7.8

9,982

1998

50,645

-0.6

36,654

-10.5

13,991

1999

47,548

-6.1

35,268

-3.8

12,280

1998

January

3,860

9.0

3,453

-3.2

407

February

4,094

2.6

2,817

-14.9

1,277

March

4,591

1.1

3,351

-10.4

1,241

April

4,347

-1.8

3,124

-13.7

1,223

May

4,042

-1.5

2,824

-16.2

1,218

June

4,346

5.5

3,133

-0.9

1,213

July

4,561

6.5

3,251

-5.5

1,310

August

4,014

2.0

3,123

-2.9

891

September

4,597

3.9

3,055

-9.1

1,542

October

4,381

-5.7

3,015

-14.8

1,366

November

3,679

-12.9

2,789

-11.8

890

December

4,132

-12.2

2,718

-21.6

1,414

1999

January

3,451

-10.6

2,697

-21.9

754

February

3,593

-12.2

2,662

-5.5

931

March

4,306

-6.2

3,002

-10.4

1,303

April

4,024

-7.4

2,986

-4.4

1,037

May

3,561

-11.9

2,741

-2.9

820

June

4,087

-6.0

2,924

-6.7

1,162

July

4,220

-7.5

2,977

-8.4

1,242

August

3,737

-6.9

3,040

-2.7

697

September

4,270

-7.1

2,896

-5.2

1,375

October

4,133

-5.7

2,964

-1.7

1,169

November

3,889

5.7

3,226

15.7

663

December

4,277

3.5

3,152

16.0

1,125

Source: Ministry of Finance

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