Exports: Japan

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which areas of the Japanese market are considered to be the most attractive to British exporters.

Photo of Mark Garnier Mark Garnier Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

As a large and diversified market, the Japanese market is attractive to a wide range of UK exporters in both goods and services and was the 11th largest destination for UK exports in 2015.

In 2016, the top five UK goods exported to Japan were: Machinery and mechanical appliances; Motor vehicles; pharmaceuticals; optical, photographic, cinematographic and medical instruments; and electrical machinery and equipment.

In 2015, the top UK services exported to Japan were financial services, other business services and transportation services.

Sources: ONS Pink Book; HMRC Interactive Database

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