Narita Airport Increasing imports of Chinese masks, etc. April import amount reached record high on May 23 at 12:03

Regarding the last month's trade at Narita Airport, while the export value decreased for the second consecutive month, the import value reached a record high for April due to a large increase in Chinese masks, etc., and the impact of the new coronavirus Is the result of appearing.

According to Tokyo Customs, the amount of exports from Narita Airport last month fell 13.3% compared to the same month last year, to 750 billion yen, due to a decrease in medical equipment for the United States and cosmetics for China. It was

On the other hand, the import value increased by 0.8% to nearly 1.6 trillion yen, the highest ever since April 1979.

Of these, imports of masks, etc., were about 15 billion yen, almost 6 times the same month last year, and among them, those from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, surged about 20 times.

Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, Tokyo Customs Narita Customs Branch believes that such effects are appearing since Narita Airport has been importing masks and other items from the cargo compartment of passenger aircraft since March.

The Tokyo Customs Narita Customs Office said, "Economic activities have resumed in each country, and we will continue to monitor the air cargo situation in the future."