Table 12: Japan's Exports by Commodity, 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

Food and Live Animals

1,632

1,581

1,765

1,634

1,690

Fish and Fish Products

689

690

874

707

700

Beverages and Tobacco

496

403

445

357

411

Crude Materials (excl. fuels)

3,021

2,983

2,953

2,825

2,869

Rubber

859

834

794

752

842

Textile Fibers and Waste

1,299

1,210

1,147

1,024

953

Metal Ores and Scrap

326

441

519

616

636

Mineral Fuels

2,506

1,972

1,972

1,286

1,270

Petroleum Products

2,160

1,675

1,712

1,017

1,044

Animal and Vegetable Oils and Fats

68

74

76

79

91

Chemicals

30,183

28,879

29,947

27,165

30,751

Chemical Elements and Compounds

12,718

11,888

11,849

11,011

11,805

aaa Organic Chemicals

10,988

10,174

10,124

9,440

9,998

aaa Inorganic Chemicals

1,696

1,680

1,694

1,549

1,757

Dyeing, Tanning and Coloring Materials

1,938

1,917

2,256

1,974

2,278

aaa Natural and Synthetic Dyes

605

555

502

547

528

aaa Paints

737

708

770

674

900

Pharmaceuticals

1,843

1,892

1,952

1,909

2,406

aaa Bulk Antibiotics

598

586

516

521

527

Oils, Perfumes and Toilettries

897

884

958

835

1,012

Plastic Materials

8,649

8,080

8,358

7,449

8,530

aaa Polyvinyl Chloride Resins

866

784

926

827

918

aaa Polyethylene Resins

631

565

536

446

560

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Manufactured Goods Classified Mainly by Material

49,469

45,528

46,265

41,991

42,761

Tires and Other Rubber Manufactures

5,305

5,296

5,153

5,000

5,218

aaa Tires and Tubes for Motor Vehicles

2,438

2,551

2,507

3,449

3,527

Paper and Paper Products

2,498

2,018

2,180

1,988

2,360

aaa Paper and Paper Board

1,778

1,350

1,533

1,400

1,683

Textiles (excl. fibers and apparel)

7,121

6,857

6,676

5,880

6,502

aaa Yarn and Thread

1,089

968

945

962

1,036

aaa Woven Fabrics

4,571

4,508

4,355

3,698

4,107

aaa Made-up Articles (excl. clothing)

1,461

1,381

1,376

1,220

1,359

aaa Specialized Woven Goods

1,284

1,151

1,168

1,048

1,155

Nonmetallic Mineral Manufactures

5,491

5,529

5,195

4,438

4,704

aaa Cement

531

534

481

201

158

aaa Glass and Glassware

2,216

2,136

1,889

1,660

1,908

Steel

17,505

15,226

15,947

14,823

13,462

aaa Bars, Rods, Shapes and Sections

2,235

1,946

2,093

2,097

1,771

aaa Plates, Sheets, Coils and Strip

11,587

9,628

9,958

8,644

8,334

aaa Tubes, Pipes and Fittings

3,017

2,994

3,247

3,201

2,408

Nonferrous Metals

4,259

3,980

4,310

4,166

4,475

aaa Copper and Alloys

2,308

2,008

2,049

1,980

2,116

aaa Aluminum and Alloys

1,263

1,188

1,299

1,242

1,347

Metal Manufactures

7,009

6,364

6,575

5,527

5,862

aaa Nails and Industrial Fasteners

1,325

1,225

1,176

991

1,101

aaa Tools

2,231

1,975

2,276

1,767

1,930

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Machinery and Transport Equipment

310,141

285,861

290,436

266,675

285,389

Nonelectric Machinery

106,757

101,673

100,257

87,107

89,116

aaa Power Generating Machinery

15,467

14,109

12,937

12,744

13,296

aaa aaa Internal Combustion Engines

13,377

12,165

11,106

10,061

11,423

aaa Agricultural Machinery

1,074

987

1,042

1,034

1,126

aaa aaa Tractors

881

806

841

863

932

aaa Office Machinery

30,738

29,339

31,619

27,895

26,838

aaa aaa Computers, Peripheral Equipment and Parts

17,128

15,873

18,433

15,624

14,466

aaa aaa aaa a Printers

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

3,512

3,105

aaa aaa aaa a Mass Storage Units

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

5,301

5,192

aaa Metalworking Machinery

7,972

8,507

8,046

7,117

6,667

aaa aaa Machine Tools

5,093

5,444

5,367

5,019

4,646

aaa aaa aaa Lathes

1,381

1,314

1,229

1,443

1,169

aaa aaa aaa Grinding Machines

595

593

430

280

312

aaa aaa Rolling Mills

612

645

499

430

326

aaa Textile Machinery

3,421

2,905

2,894

2,097

1,786

aaa aaa Twisting, Throwing and Reeling Machines

773

649

662

447

346

aaa aaa Weaving Machines

621

433

452

326

256

aaa Sewing Machines

1,252

1,017

1,003

838

847

aaa Pulp and Paper Machinery

557

633

403

324

212

aaa Printing and Bookbinding Machinery

1,715

1,674

1,778

1,607

1,706

aaa Construction and Mining Machinery

4,109

4,006

4,070

3,456

3,462

aaa aaa Excavators

2,925

2,817

2,934

2,512

2,574

aaa Heating and Cooling Machinery

5,300

5,035

4,406

3,687

3,519

aaa aaa Air Conditioners

1,992

1,731

1,547

1,240

1,262

aaa Pumps and Centrifuges

7,284

6,647

5,977

5,343

5,768

aaa aaa Pumps

2,411

2,160

1,946

1,570

1,733

aaa aaa Air and Gas Compressors

2,353

2,165

1,840

1,851

1,941

aaa Mechanical Handling Equipment

4,851

4,794

4,530

3,482

3,234

aaa aaa Cranes

511

563

525

379

231

aaa aaa Lifts, Hoists and Elevators

2,800

2,828

2,566

1,978

1,881

aaa Bearings

2,512

2,364

2,175

2,021

2,155

aaa aaa Ball Bearings

1,323

1,245

1,165

1,100

1,176

aaa aaa Roller Bearings

676

669

574

515

534

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Electric Machinery

113,533

100,106

99,517

89,751

101,522

aaa Electric Power Machinery

6,217

5,528

5,593

4,936

5,402

aaa aaa Generators

724

667

697

760

1,012

aaa aaa Motors

2,038

1,764

1,610

1,255

1,277

aaa Switchboards and Control Panels

1,987

1,866

1,768

9,806

10,676

aaa Insulated Wire and Cable

1,418

1,360

1,340

1,191

1,281

aaa Visual Equipment

10,268

8,950

9,045

9,556

10,634

aaa aaa Televisions

2,245

2,035

2,219

2,429

2,493

aaa aaa Videocassette Recorders and Players

3,325

2,831

2,987

5,058

6,829

aaa aaa Television Cameras

4,698

4,085

3,839

2,069

1,312

aaa Audio Equipment

5,649

4,165

3,819

3,483

3,482

aaa aaa Radios

2,284

1,521

1,331

1,273

1,293

aaa aaa Tape Recorders

773

678

690

650

585

aaa aaa Compact Disk Players

1,460

1,230

1,164

982

935

aaa aaa Microphones, Loudspeakers and Amplifiers

1,132

736

634

578

670

aaa Parts of Audio-Visual Equipment

5,054

4,165

4,254

3,851

4,657

aaa Telephone and Telegraph Equipment

7,371

5,978

6,437

6,159

6,651

aaa aaa Facsimile Machines

1,544

1,141

1,086

948

685

aaa Home Appliances

1,063

912

826

651

688

aaa Batteries

2,692

2,635

3,043

3,048

3,698

aaa Electric Lamps

624

550

578

538

605

aaa Electronic Tubes and Semiconductors

40,769

35,712

33,603

28,285

32,710

aaa aaa Tubes

4,564

4,011

3,832

2,579

2,139

aaa aaa Discrete Devices

5,240

4,857

5,074

4,718

5,852

aaa aaa Integrated Circuits

26,067

22,128

20,113

16,969

20,256

aaa aa aaa aMemories

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

4,709

5,708

aaa aaa aaa Microprocessors

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

3,612

3,926

aaa Automotive Electrical Equipment

2,586

2,327

2,115

1,825

1,996

aaa Electronic Measuring and Controlling Instruments

5,898

5,872

5,998

4,884

5,659

aaa Condensers

3,030

2,548

2,678

2,638

3,403

Transport Equipment

89,850

84,081

90,662

89,817

94,751

aaa Road Motor Vehicles

53,109

50,734

58,784

59,546

62,284

aaa aaa Cars

41,642

40,036

47,651

50,031

54,658

aaa aaa Assembled Trucks and Buses

10,650

10,012

10,467

9,210

7,417

aaa Road Motor Vehicle Parts

19,019

16,935

14,790

12,508

14,369

aaa Motorcycles and Parts

5,093

5,050

4,997

5,118

5,389

aaa Bicycles and Parts

671

546

553

528

505

aaa Aircraft and Parts

610

875

1,362

1,729

1,804

aaa Ships and Boats

10,920

9,627

9,851

10,095

9,941

aaa aaa Tankers

2,827

2,893

1,777

2,181

2,741

aaa aaa Cargo Ships

6,953

5,688

6,914

7,251

5,884

aaa aaa Used and Rebuilt Ships

906

555

587

375

609

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Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods

36,006

33,939

35,430

32,459

38,295

Clothing

524

492

466

404

451

Scientific, Medical and Optical Instruments

18,558

19,273

20,059

17,924

21,104

aaa Copying Machines

3,173

2,817

3,261

2,767

3,222

aaa Camera Lenses

529

524

507

511

551

aaa Still Cameras

1,185

1,651

1,453

1,360

1,324

aaa Measuring Instruments

2,032

1,966

2,038

1,643

1,717

Watches and Clocks

2,203

1,840

1,784

1,572

1,434

Photographic Supplies

4,193

4,035

4,009

3,457

3,756

aaa Film in Rolls

1,200

1,153

1,091

991

1,111

Phonograph Records and Tapes

2,672

2,931

3,018

2,892

2,934

Musical Instruments

1,017

868

897

920

898

Plastic Products

1,113

1,025

1,066

960

1,169

Office and Stationery Supplies

1,271

1,121

1,239

1,246

1,402

Unclassified Commodities

9,416

10,368

11,721

12,398

13,888

*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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