Japan

Despite its high tariffs, restrictive quotas and complex regulations, Japan remains the United States’ fourth-largest agricultural export market. In fiscal year 2014, U.S. farm and food exports to Japan totaled $13.4 billion, up almost 8 percent from the previous year. Major U.S. agricultural exports to Japan include corn, pork, beef, soybeans and wheat. Japan’s joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership could signal the government’s reconsideration of its current economic policy.

Data & Analysis

July 23, 2015
This biannual report, published in January and July, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in citrus.
July 17, 2015
This biannual report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in dairy products.
July 16, 2015
Japan’s current renewable energy policy focuses on generating power from solar, wind, and geothermal sources. Imports of wood pellets have been increasing for thermal power generation.
July 13, 2015
This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.