Building Products Industry

An Expert's View about Sales in Japan

Last updated: 24 Mar 2011


Total imports of building products to Japan for the twelve-month period from January to December 2010 increased 4.8% to 1,006.3 billion yen (about US$11.46 billion at 87.78 yen/US$), compared to 959.8 billion yen (about US$10.25 billion at 93.68 yen/US$) for the same period in 2009. Imports from the United States increased 10.7% to 69.5 billion yen (US$792.2 million) from January to December 2010, compared to 62.8 billion yen (US$670.3 million) in the same period in 2009.

Cumulative 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

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Posted: 23 March 2011, last updated 24 March 2011

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