Year 12 | 21 January 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER

Japan represents a prominent export market

One of the top importers of primary materials, Japan is a market full of promising trade opportunity. A large manufacturer of electronics goods renowned for quality, Japan heavily imports raw materials like fuel and energy (e.g. iron ore and uranium) from countries such as Australia, the United States and China.

According to the European Commission, Japanese imports totaled €382 billion in 2009. Businesses that are planning to explore opportunities internationally benefit from targeting the Japanese market because of its relatively stable economic climate and consumers with significant spending power. Visit to find out more about the wealth of opportunities Japanese trade offers.

Valuable Imports: Energy and Food

For business owners, a comprehensive understanding of the Japanese target market and their preferences facilitates expansion plans. For example, Japan's beef consumption amounted to 840,649 tonnes in 2009 and is the largest importer of Australian beef. Does your business focus on meat export and looking to diversify into foreign markets? Japan presents a good potential export market because of their consumer inclinations towards beef.

A country with little natural resources due to its small land mass, Japan relies significantly on imports of primary materials for economic growth and development. This distinctive trait makes Japan a valuable trading partner for energy companies.

“If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door”

American actor Milton Berle said, "If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door". For businesses planning to expand their operations globally and introduce their products to the Japanese market, building the door to trade opportunities is vital.

There are numerous factors that support international trade, such as an effective payments system and an in-depth understanding of your target market - consumer preferences, market trends and level of disposable income. Create business opportunities by establishing trade relations with Japan and tap into the possibilities the international marketplace offers. Visit to learn more about how an efficient payments system supports trade relations with Japan.

by S. C.
22 june 2012, World News > Asia