In terms of value, they amounted to 70.1 billion yen, down 4.3%, posting a decrease from a year earlier for two months running.

Meanwhile, imports from China to Japan grew 5.0% to 1,896,920 tons, achieving a year-on-year improvement for the two straight months. They were favorable on a value scale, too, rising 6.3% to 1,080.2 billion yen.

For the first five months, containerized shipments from Japan to China contracted 6.1% from the same period in 2018 to 3.17 million tons while those from China swelled 2.8% to 7.40 million tons.


Source: JIFFA