Table 10: Japan's Imports by
Major Supplier, 1995-1999

(in millions of dollars, c.i.f. value basis)

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1995

1996**

1997**

1998**

1999**

Total Imports

$336,094

$349,686

$338,508

$279,991

$309,613

Developed Countries

165,863

168,722

155,119

135,312

139,643

United States

75,408

79,438

75,620

67,055

67,066

Canada

10,834

10,129

9,791

7,662

7,903

Europe

54,381

54,491

50,018

43,347

47,723

aaa Germany

13,705

14,182

12,409

10,670

11,474

aaa United Kingdom

7,152

7,179

7,185

5,839

5,918

aaa Netherlands

2,178

2,106

1,954

1,830

1,891

aaa France

6,696

6,271

5,770

5,716

6,137

aaa Italy

6,364

6,769

5,917

5,108

5,029

aaa Belgium

2,339

2,320

1,797

1,485

1,746

aaa Spain

1,437

1,463

1,280

1,133

1,357

aaa Ireland

1,984

2,108

2,278

2,186

2,945

aaa Denmark

1,931

1,705

1,693

1,432

1,884

aaa aaa European Union*

48,812

49,358

44,914

38,949

38,949

aaa Switzerland

4,058

3,569

3,428

3,004

3,356

aaa Sweden

2,586

2,802

2,557

1,942

2,404

aaa Finland

1,155

1,164

896

735

775

aaa Norway

987

1,006

1,246

1,024

1,316

aaa Russia

4,763

4,296

3,993

2,885

3,762

Australia

14,569

14,250

14,574

12,984

12,791

New Zealand

2,544

2,462

2,335

1,940

1,896

South Africa

2,536

2,827

2,781

2,324

2,264

Developing Countries

170,231

180,964

183,390

144,679

169,970

Asia

123,083

130,926

125,326

103,799

122,643

aaa Taiwan

14,366

14,981

12,488

10,208

12,781

aaa People's Republic of China

35,922

40,494

41,835

37,004

42,800

aaa South Korea

17,269

15,972

14,569

12,048

16,015

aaa Hong Kong

2,739

2,578

2,249

1,728

1,784

aaa Singapore

6,844

7,333

5,869

4,708

5,427

aaa Thailand

10,134

10,227

9,565

8,160

8,851

aaa Malaysia

10,549

11,767

11,365

8,656

10,898

aaa Philippines

3,482

4,529

5,013

4,422

5,297

aaa Indonesia

14,214

15,216

14,624

10,819

12,545

aaa India

2,916

2,847

2,662

2,176

2,245

aaa Vietnam

1,717

2,021

2,186

1,749

1,958

Western Hemisphere

11,924

11,508

11,505

9,218

9,669

aaa Panama

81

61

58

39

69

aaa Mexico

1,487

1,892

1,611

1,226

1,649

aaa Brazil

3,954

3,759

3,740

2,909

2,671

aaa Chile

3,188

2,767

2,978

2,390

2,518

Middle East and North Africa

31,744

35,399

38,235

25,450

30,288

aaa Saudi Arabia

9,716

10,680

11,931

7,154

8,290

aaa United Arab Emirates

10,172

11,533

12,327

8,318

8,788

aaa Kuwait

2,766

3,180

3,724

2,333

3,011

aaa Oman

1,864

1,958

1,833

1,099

1,693

aaa Iran

2,821

3,285

3,547

2,432

3,125

aaa Qatar

2,172

2,471

3,026

2,790

3,445

Sub-Saharan Africa

1,983

2,083

4,898

3,918

4,082

*Beginning with 1995 the total includes figures for new members Austria, Finland and Sweden.

**The Ministry of Finance ceased releasing customs clearance data in dollars after March 1996. Beginning with April 1996, the exchange rate used to convert yen into dollars is the average central rate for 1996 on the Tokyo foreign exchange market (Table 7 and 8). Thus, the figures from 1996 on are not comparable with those of previous years nor with those of Table 3.

Source: Ministry of Finance

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