Table 9: Japan's Exports by
Major Market, 1995-1999

(in millions of dollars, f.o.b. value basis)

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1995

1996**

1997**

1998**

1999**

Total Exports

$442,937

$411,587

$421,010

$386,869

$417,413

Developed Countries

215,583

199,219

205,508

212,462

226,304

United States

120,859

112,046

117,108

118,173

128,218

Canada

5,827

5,129

6,101

6,327

6,924

Europe

74,604

67,460

71,068

77,008

79,610

aaa Germany

20,317

18,227

17,999

19,014

18,626

aaa United Kingdom

14,142

12,496

13,710

14,551

14,189

aaa Netherlands

9,915

9,266

9,803

10,827

12,003

aaa France

6,067

5,392

5,634

6,170

6,810

aaa Italy

4,063

3,389

3,792

4,224

5,075

aaa Belgium

4,666

3,994

3,953

4,490

5,002

aaa Spain

2,274

2,068

2,083

2,637

3,171

aaa Ireland

2,068

1,914

2,177

2,401

2,039

aaa Denmark

913

809

791

821

825

aaa aaa European Union*

70,291

62,997

65,572

71,192

74,288

aaa Switzerland

2,336

2,031

2,118

2,180

2,151

aaa Sweden

1,695

1,440

1,631

1,588

1,880

aaa Finland

1,386

1,151

1,339

1,379

1,344

aaa Norway

892

1,096

1,379

1,277

1,236

aaa Russia

1,170

1,253

1,014

974

480

Australia

8,105

7,416

7,954

8,013

8,442

New Zealand

1,626

1,679

1,412

1,168

1,484

South Africa

2,472

2,062

1,865

1,773

1,626

Developing Countries

227,354

212,369

215,502

174,407

191,109

Asia

192,957

181,127

176,709

134,141

155,335

aaa Taiwan

28,969

25,995

27,566

25,517

28,762

aaa People's Republic of China

21,931

21,921

21,743

20,021

23,329

aaa South Korea

31,291

29,374

26,062

15,312

22,880

aaa Hong Kong

27,775

25,395

27,256

22,528

22,010

aaa Singapore

23,001

20,791

20,247

14,740

16,277

aaa Thailand

19,715

18,292

14,583

9,336

11,279

aaa Malaysia

16,795

15,352

14,510

9,290

11,104

aaa Philippines

7,098

8,417

8,689

7,243

8,751

aaa Indonesia

9,971

9,073

10,168

4,278

4,838

aaa India

2,542

2,435

2,213

2,402

2,419

aaa Vietnam

922

1,141

1,280

1,328

1,625

Western Hemisphere

19,696

17,947

21,134

20,861

19,454

aaa Panama

7,149

5,907

6,663

6,095

6,806

aaa Mexico

3,572

3,659

3,876

4,205

4,391

aaa Brazil

2,596

2,221

2,929

2,615

2,043

aaa Chile

915

840

1,065

908

549

Middle East and North Africa

10,096

10,949

10,639

12,384

9,773

aaa Saudi Arabia

3,308

3,016

3,076

3,967

3,071

aaa United Arab Emirates

2,105

2,313

2,538

2,855

2,522

aaa Kuwait

624

860

953

1,184

699

aaa Oman

684

656

738

785

669

aaa Iran

660

717

881

853

567

aaa Qatar

270

258

379

533

223

Sub-Saharan Africa

3,894

2,722

5,516

5,851

5,492

*From 1995 on, totals include the figures for new members Austria, Finland and Sweden.

**The Ministry of Finance ceased releasing customs-clearance trade data in dollars after March 1996. Beginning with April 1996, the yen figures are converted into dollars using the average annual rate on the Tokyo foreign exchange market.

Source: Ministry of Finance

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