Building Products Industry

An Expert's View about Building Products and Construction in Japan

Last updated: 30 Jun 2011

Summary
Total imports of building products to Japan for the three-month period from January to March 2011 increased 14.6% to 258.8 billion yen (about US$3.20 billion at 81.00 yen/US$), compared to 225.9 billion yen (about US$2.57 billion at 87.78 yen/US$) for the same period in 2010. Imports from the United States increased 1.3% to 16.2 billion yen (US$199.5 million) from January to March 2011, compared to 16.0 billion yen (US$181.8 million) in the same period in 2010.

Value of Imports of Building Products

The following tables show the value of the total imports of building products and the imports of building products from the United States by Harmonized System Code (HS Code). The HS Codes in the tables include most building products, both residential and non-residential, and show trends in both total imports and in imports from the United States.
The Harmonized System Codes (HS Codes), also known as Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes and shown in the tables below, are the standard international codes used for trade and to categorize products. For example, wooden windows and doors are included in HS Code 4418. Steel, aluminum and vinyl doors are included in HS Code 7308, 7610 and 3925, respectively. For details on HS Codes, please review “2011 U.S. Tariff and Trade Data for a Specific Product” at http://dataweb.usitc.gov/scripts/tariff_current.asp.

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Posted: 30 June 2011, last updated 30 June 2011

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