U.S. Trade with Japan in 2021

Export Market Rank
#4 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$15.56 Billion
3-Year Average
$13.94 Billion
Compound Average Growth
0.04% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

The new U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will provide America’s farmers and ranchers enhanced market access in one of our largest agricultural export markets.

Top 10 Exports to Japan in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $3.19 Billion 11.58 Million $2.36 Billion 7%
Beef & Beef Products $2.36 Billion 318,336 $1.7 Billion 129%
Pork & Pork Products $1.69 Billion 394,175 $1.7 Billion -15%
Soybeans $1.35 Billion 2.39 Million $1.05 Billion 20%
Wheat $702.19 Million 2.23 Million $774.95 Million -35%
Fish and Seafood $682.69 Million 173,374 $746.04 Million -12%
Forest Products $677.33 Million --- $724.36 Million -7%
Hay $512.76 Million 1.43 Million $464.15 Million -7%
Processed Vegetables $479.1 Million 392,985 $497.95 Million -14%
Tree Nuts $437.61 Million 76,442 $397.31 Million 50%

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Dairy Monthly Imports

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.
The Japanese Diet enacted new legislation, the “Act to Promote Environmental Burden Reduction Activities for Establishment of Environmentally Harmonized Food System,” to support adoption of Japan’s Green Food System Strategy by farmers, foresters, and fishermen.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Japan 249th Food Safety Group

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for eight agricultural chemicals (Acynonapyr, Fenarimol, Fenpyrazamine, Flonicamid, Fluxametamide, Glufosinate, Penthiopyrad, and Trifloxystrobin) for various agricultural commodities.

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News and Features

The updated agreement regarding beef tariffs will allow U.S. exporters to more reliably meet Japan’s growing demand for high-quality beef.
The new three-trigger safeguard mechanism will allow U.S. exporters to meet Japan’s growing demand for high-quality beef and reduce the probability that Japan will impose higher tariffs in the future.
Private exporters reported the following activity: 108,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China in MY 2022/2023, 128,000 MT of corn for delivery to Japan in MY 2021/2022, and 30,000 MT of soybean oil for delivery to unknown destinations in MY 2021/2022.

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