TABLE-Japan's imports and exports in 2010

Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:34am EDT

 SINGAPORE, March 16 (Reuters) - Workers were ordered to
withdraw briefly from a stricken Japanese nuclear power plant on
Wednesday after radiation levels surged, a development that
suggested the crisis was spiralling out of control.	
 Friday's earthquake and tsunami which struck the northeast
coast of the island of Honshu may have killed more than 10,000
people and forced hundreds, even thousands of factories to
close.	
  Most economists now believe that the Japanese economy,
which had been starting to recover when the earthquake struck,
will contract in the second quarter of 2011.   	
Prices for key tech components such as computer memory chips
have spiked due to factory outages at companies including
electronics giant Sony Corp , silicon wafter maker
Shin-Etsu Chemical and Toshiba , a major supplier of
NAND flash memory chips used in mobile devices.	
 Following is a table of some selected 2010 imports and
exports from Japan, the world's third largest economy.	
	
 Product (In billions of yen)        Exports    Imports
 Coal                                                      2110.70
 Computers and units                 446.95     1548.03
 Construction machines               875.34     
 Iron and steel products             3675.43    761.76
 Manufactures of metals              981.79     761.35
 Mechanical handling equip           595.55     1522.58
 Motor vehicles                      9174.07    595.75
 Nonferrous metals                   1335.28    1606.18
 Petroleum                                                 9405.88
 Petroleum products                           1592.85
 Power generating machinery          2327.48    653.34
 Semiconductors etc                  4152.83    2136.04
 Ships                               2242.26    
 Soy beans                                                 160.58
 Foodstuffs                          406.12     5199.42
 Iron ore & concentrates                      1356.58
 LNG                                                       3471.85
 Machinery                           13316.64   4825.71
 Manufactured goods                  8784.81    5378.60
 Raw materials                       946.15     4765.88
 Source: Japan Ministry of Finance                         
 Blanks indicate either zero values                        
 or no directly comparable data.                           
	
 (Compiled by Catherine Trevethan and Nick Trevethan; Editing by
Ed Lane)	
 
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