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Import and Export of Japanese Silk Products in Jan

Time:2018-07-05 Source:中国纺织品进出口商会

1. Trade situation of silk products in May.

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Finance of Japan, trade amount of silk products was $202M, declined 8.21% compared with the previous month and increased 13.64% compared with the previous year. Among them, the import amount was $184M, declined 8.66% compared with previous month, increased 15.27% compared with the previous year. The export amount was $17.4287M, declined 3.23% and 1.14% compared with the previous month and year respectively. Specific products composition is as follows:

Import: Amount of silk yarn was $11.3809M, rose 81.71% and 15.54% compared with the previous month and year respectively. Volume of silk yarn was 192.85 tongs, rose 71.38% compared with the previous month and declined 1.73% compared with the previous year. Amount of silk fabrics was $12.0653M, increase 12.35% and 12.7% compared with the previous month and year respectively. Amount of silk manufactured products was $161M, declined 12.94% compared with the previous month and increased 15.45% compared with the previous year.

Export: Amount of silk yarn was $193.2K, declined 15.65% and 34.3% compared with the previous month and year respectively. Volume of silk yarn was 2.72 tons, increased 14.97% compared with the previous month and decreased 25.99% compared with the previous year. Amount of silk fabrics was $16.312M, a slight decrease of 3.05% and 0.84% compared with the previous month and year respectively. Amount of silk manufactured products was $923.4K, declined 3.37% compared with the previous month and increased 4.38% compared with the previous year.

2. Trade situation of silk products in Jan.-May.

From Jan.to May, trade amount of Japanese silk was $1.068bn, increased 9.27% compared with previous year. Among them, import amount was $988M, increased 10.52% compared with previous year. Export amount was $80.5836M, declined 4.02% compared with previous year. Details are as follows:

About the composition of imported silk products, the amount of silk yarn was $43.4995M, increased 13.29% compared with previous year, volume of silk yarn was 760.45 tons, decreased 1.79% compared with previous year. The amount of silk fabrics was $52.6987M, increased 11.13% compared with previous year. The amount of silk manufactured products was $891M, increased 10.35% compared with previous year.

The major import sources were China ($568M, up 7.19% year-on-year, accounting for 57.49%), Vietnam ($151M, up 30.52% year-on-year, accounting for 15.28%), Italy ($55.2478M, up 2.94% year-on-year, accounting for 5.59%), Bangladesh ($54.6996M, up 12.83% year-on-year, accounting for 5.54%), Indonesia  ($31.4725M, down 4.85% year-on-year, accounting for 3.19%). All these 5 sources totally accounted for 87.09%.

About the composition of exported silk products, the amount of silk yarn was $1.287M, declined 6.25% compared with previous year, volume of silk yarn was 347.69 tons, a marked rose of 2581.12% compared with previous year. The amount of silk fabrics was $72.369M, declined 4.39% compared with previous year. The amount of silk manufactured products was $6.9276M, increased 0.47% compared with previous year.

The major export markets were China ($29.7134M, down 5.73% year-on-year, accounting for 36.87%), Vietnam ($28.8721M, down 0.27% year-on-year, accounting for 35.85%), Thailand ($4.2734M, up 11.09% year-on-year, accounting for 5.3%), Hong Kong ($3.4205M, up 10.98% year-on-year, accounting for 4.24%), Taiwan  ($2.466M, down 3.02% year-on-year, accounting for 3.06%). All these 5 markets totally accounted for 85.3%.

Table contents

Tab.1 Statistics of import and export of Japanese silk products structure in Jan. - May., 2018.

Tab.2 Statistics of major import sources of Japanese silk products in Jan. - May., 2018.

Tab.3 Statistics of major import sources of Japanese silk yarn in Jan. - May., 2018.

Tab.4 Statistics of major import sources of Japanese silk fabrics in Jan. - May., 2018.

Tab.5 Statistics of major import sources of Japanese silk manufactured products in Jan. - May., 2018.

Tab.6 Statistics of major export markets of Japanese silk products in Jan. - May., 2018.

Tab.7 Statistics of major export markets of Japanese silk yarn in Jan. - May., 2018.

Tab.8 Statistics of major export markets of Japanese silk fabrics in Jan. - May., 2018.

Tab.9 Statistics of major export markets of Japanese silk manufactured products in Jan. - May., 2018.

Translation: International Silk Union Secretariat