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Import & Export of Cosmetics

September 18, 2020

According to Trade Statistics by Ministry of Finance, both import and export value of cosmetics had continued rise on a long- term basis. Since starting survey, import value to Japan had been larger than export value from Japan. However, export value has rapidly increased from 2015, surpassing import value for the first time in 2016, and since 2018 export value has almost doubled import value. (Fig. 7)

Fig. 7 Import & Export of Countries

Fig. 7 Import & Export of Countries

Among the destinations of exports from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore have significantly boosted in recent years, especially export to Hong Kong and China have rapidly increased since 2015. On the other hand, the import to Japan, France, USA and Thailand have accounted for the large segments, Asian countries such as Korea, China, and Vietnam are also remarkably growing. (Fig. 8 & 9)

Fig. 8 Major Countries in Export

Fig. 8 Major Countries in Export

Fig. 9 Major Countries in Import

Fig. 9 Major Countries in Import