The imports of clothing and accessories by Japan increased by 9.3% year-on-year to 1,438,943 million yen during January-June 2022, first half (H1) of this year, media reported.
The import was 2.7% of the total import of 53,873,302 million yen during the six months under review, according to the provisional trade statistics released by the Far Eastern country’s ministry of finance.
According to the latest data, the import of textile yarn and fabrics were valued at 578,218 million yen in January-June 2022, which was 19.2 per cent higher than the same period of last year. The import was 1.1 per cent of the total imports by Japan.
However, Japan’s export of textile yarn and fabrics was worth 363,244 million yen during the first half of 2022, with an increase of 13.2 per cent year-on-year. The export was 0.8 per cent of the total export of 45,924,070 million yen from Japan during the first six months of 2022.
Japan exported textile machinery valued at 139,434 million yen, which was 25.6 per cent higher than January-June 2021. It contributed 0.3 per cent to total export.