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As a result of global trade tensions, imports into Japan fell by 5% in 2019 compared to the previous year's record high. Mineral fuels (22% of total imports), with petroleum accounting for 10% and LNG accounting for 6%; electrical machinery (15%) on the back of telephony, telegraphy, and semiconductors; chemicals (10%) on the back of medical products and organic chemicals; machinery (10%) in particular computers and units; and food products (9%) such as meat and meat preparations; manufactured products (9%) on non-ferrous metals; and raw materials (6%) mainly ore of non-ferrous and iron ore and concentrates. In terms of import partners, Japan's most important partners were China (23% of total imports), the EU (12%), with Germany in particular (3%), the United States (11%), Australia (6%), South Korea (4%) Saudi Arabia (4%), Taiwan (4%) the United Arab Emirates (4%), and Thailand (4%).

A higher than expected figure should be seen as positive (bullish) for the JPY while a lower than expected figure should be seen as negative (bearish) for the JPY.

Category:  Imports
Units: Percent
Details
Impact Low
Country transparent
Currency JPY
Latest Release
Previous 28.5%
Consensus 40%
Actual 44.7%
Next Release
Date Oct 18, 20:50
Time left 27 days

Forex Sentiment (JPY)

Symbol Community Trend (Shorts vs Longs) Symbol Popularity Avg. Short Price /
Distance From Price
Avg. Long Price /
Distance From Price
Current Price
USDJPY
107.5263
-204 pips
109.8957
-33 pips
109.564
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
USDJPY Short 50% 2913.98 lots 9673
Long 50% 2944.81 lots 10522
14% of traders are currently trading USDJPY.
GBPJPY
146.9534
-271 pips
150.7727
-111 pips
149.667
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
GBPJPY Short 19% 674.01 lots 3605
Long 81% 2869.42 lots 7447
7% of traders are currently trading GBPJPY.
EURJPY
125.8376
-263 pips
129.2379
-77 pips
128.47
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
EURJPY Short 29% 2523.22 lots 6289
Long 71% 6097.12 lots 15129
13% of traders are currently trading EURJPY.
AUDJPY
76.4536
-306 pips
80.6981
-119 pips
79.511
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
AUDJPY Short 26% 323.57 lots 1773
Long 74% 933.69 lots 3031
4% of traders are currently trading AUDJPY.
CADJPY
84.0602
-153 pips
86.6241
-103 pips
85.591
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
CADJPY Short 29% 292.52 lots 1488
Long 71% 712.85 lots 3226
3% of traders are currently trading CADJPY.
NZDJPY
75.5956
-124 pips
77.6309
-80 pips
76.835
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
NZDJPY Short 46% 352.18 lots 1466
Long 54% 414.13 lots 1647
3% of traders are currently trading NZDJPY.
CHFJPY
116.3465
-172 pips
118.8217
-76 pips
118.064
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
CHFJPY Short 15% 270.08 lots 1955
Long 85% 1543.86 lots 4973
4% of traders are currently trading CHFJPY.
SGDJPY
80.2730
-78 pips
81.5258
-48 pips
81.05
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
SGDJPY Short 47% 5.80 lots 36
Long 53% 6.42 lots 45
0% of traders are currently trading SGDJPY.
NOKJPY
12.6255
+6 pips
0
+1256 pips
12.561
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
NOKJPY Short 100% 1.41 lots 2
Long 0% 0.00 lots 0
0% of traders are currently trading NOKJPY.
ZARJPY
7.6975
+31 pips
7.9836
-60 pips
7.387
Symbol Action Percentage Volume Positions
ZARJPY Short 2% 0.12 lots 2
Long 98% 5.33 lots 73
0% of traders are currently trading ZARJPY.