Country Profile


Despite being on opposite sides of the world, the UK and Japan have a strong business and trading relationship.

Whilst losing its status as Asia’s giant to China in recent years, the highly advanced Japanese economy is still strong, being the third largest in the world.

UK Imports from Japan

Total Value:

£7.4 billion / 1.55% of all UK Imports

Top 5 Imports are:

  1. Cars
  2. Mechanical Power Generators 
  3. Miscellaneous Electrical Goods
  4. Specialised Machinery
  5. Road Vehicles

UK Exports to Japan

Total Value:

£5.9 billion / 1.86% of all UK Exports

Top 5 Exports are:

  1. Non-ferrous Metals
  2. Cars
  3. Pharmaceuticals
  4. Mechanical Power Generators 
  5. Scientific Instruments 

Key Facts about
🇯🇵 Japan:

Local UK Business Group:

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Hulic JP Akasaka Bldg 3F
2-5-8 Akasaka
Tokyo 107-0052


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