U.S. Trade with Japan in 2023

Export Market Rank
#5 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$11.91 Billion
3-Year Average
$13.59 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-1.31% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Japan in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $2.08 Billion 7.25 Million $2.39 Billion -22%
Beef & Beef Products $1.81 Billion 243,018 $1.88 Billion 14%
Pork & Pork Products $1.4 Billion 342,162 $1.6 Billion -27%
Soybeans $1.36 Billion 2.28 Million $1.15 Billion 35%
Wheat $692 Million 2.06 Million $725.1 Million -24%
Processed Vegetables $605.18 Million 385,529 $505.45 Million 26%
Rice $413.89 Million 266,700 $270.46 Million 73%
Dairy Products $389.44 Million 119,378 $333.54 Million -5%
Hay $368.74 Million 884,565 $443.71 Million -17%
Tree Nuts $328.32 Million 66,274 $406.95 Million -21%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Japan 260th Food Safety Group

The Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) of Japan proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for seven agricultural chemicals (Benthiavalicarb-isopropyl, Hexaconazole, Isopyrazam, Metaflumizone, Broflanilide, Teflubenzuron, and Phenoxyethanol) for various agricultural commodities.
In 2019, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) entered into force. As a result, Japan approved 16 new wine additives that were previously not allowed in wine produced or consumed in Japan.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: TRQ Allocation Rates for FTAs in JFY 2023

Since 2018, Japan has implemented three large-scale free trade agreements (FTA) with major economies: the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Japan-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement, and the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA).

News and Features

Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Japan and the Philippines

Private exporters reported the following sales activity: 155,000 MT of corn for delivery to Japan during MY 2024/2025 and 228,000 MT of soybean meal for delivery to the Philippines during MY 2023/2024.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Japan

Private exporters reported sales of 124,000 MT of corn for delivery to Japan during MY 2023/2024.
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