U.S. Trade with Japan in 2022

Export Market Rank
#4 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$16.25 Billion
3-Year Average
$14.9 Billion
Compound Average Growth
1.3% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to Japan in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $2.98 Billion 8.88 Million $2.36 Billion 62%
Beef & Beef Products $2.32 Billion 308,735 $1.83 Billion 67%
Soybeans $1.8 Billion 2.8 Million $1.12 Billion 80%
Pork & Pork Products $1.47 Billion 356,226 $1.65 Billion -22%
Forest Products $914.87 Million --- $742.89 Million 8%
Wheat $912.38 Million 2.14 Million $758.32 Million -11%
Fish and Seafood $707.71 Million 163,075 $739.04 Million -1%
Processed Vegetables $529.54 Million 402,396 $494.9 Million 6%
Dairy Products $519.78 Million 137,945 $324.87 Million 72%
Hay $492.15 Million 1.21 Million $458.11 Million -5%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Japan 254th Food Safety Group

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 11 agricultural chemicals (Ametoctradin, Amisulbrom, Flumioxazin, Flupyradifurone, Glufosinate, Mefentrifluconazole, Metaldehyde, Simeconazole, Cefuroxime, Dicloxacillin, and Amprolium) for various agricultural commodities.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Grain and Feed Annual

FAS/Tokyo projects reduced corn imports and feed consumption in MY2022/23 due to large outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza as well as increased competition from domestic feed rice, followed by a recovery of corn consumption in MY2023/24.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Seafood Market Update

Japan is one of the world’s leading consumers of seafood. In 2022, it imported $15 billion of seafood products, making it the world’s third largest importer. Half of Japan’s seafood demand is met by imports. The United States is the third largest seafood supplier to Japan, specializing in salmon, cod, pollock, herring, crab, and lobster.


All times in ET.

News and Features

Japan ’s new biofuels policy will help promote a cleaner, more sustainable energy future and will expand U.S. ethanol producers’ producers’ access to the Japanese market.
March 6, 2023
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Japan and Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported the following sales activity for MY 2022/2023: 110,000 MT of corn for delivery to Japan and 182,400 MT of corn for delivery to unknown destinations.
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