Table 15: Japan's Yen-Based Trade
with the United States, 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

¥11,333

-5.8%

¥7,076

10.1%

¥4,257

1996

12,177

7.4

8,631

22.0

3,546

1997

14,169

16.4

9,149

6.0

5,020

1998

15,470

9.2

8,778

-4.1

6,692

1999

14,605

-5.6

7,640

-13.0

6,965

1998

January

1,280

21.2

782

3.1

498

February

1,221

7.1

683

-6.9

537

March

1,329

5.5

888

0.6

442

April

1,318

7.3

734

-5.3

584

May

1,193

7.9

738

-5.7

454

June

1,347

19.4

793

5.1

554

July

1,450

21.4

782

0.9

668

August

1,213

15.3

783

9.4

430

September

1,424

14.1

694

-5.1

730

October

1,412

8.1

694

-8.8

718

November

1,107

-7.7

628

-12.2

480

December

1,176

-6.0

579

-24.3

596

1999

January

1,107

-13.5

620

-20.7

487

February

1,131

-7.3

717

4.9

414

March

1,279

-3.8

732

-17.5

547

April

1,266

-4.0

691

-5.9

575

May

1,113

-6.7

594

-19.5

519

June

1,274

-5.5

621

-21.7

653

July

1,319

-9.0

599

-23.4

720

August

1,162

-4.2

629

-19.7

533

September

1,319

-7.3

559

-19.4

760

October

1,235

-12.5

616

-11.2

619

November

1,182

6.8

637

1.5

545

December

1,218

3.6

623

7.6

594

Source: Ministry of Finance

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