"Japan Freight Transport Report Q4 2015" Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Sep 28 2015

We expect to see a relatively mixed bag in terms of annual growth across the freight modes in Japan in 2015. Leading the way in year-on-year (y-o-y) terms will be rail freight (3.25%) ahead of road and air (0.49% and 1.20% respectively). With growth across the Japanese freight modes set to be relatively muted in 2015, echoing the malaise in the wider economy, we do caution that infrastructure is very well developed in Japan and growth across the modes is pretty much at saturation.

The bulk of the decline in Japan's savings rate will be reflected in a steady decline in net exports, as we are forecasting exports to grow at a much slower pace than imports over the coming years. The improving performance of Japanese net exports has played a part in helping the wider economy emerge from recession, providing a boost to the country's freight industry over the short term. However, that said, we do not expect the gains in net exports attributable to the weak yen to spill over into 2015 to a large extent, as the real effective gains in the yen over the past few months, together with the collapse in oil prices, should drive up imports relative to exports. In 2015, we have pencilled in y-o-y import gains of 4.15%, ahead of exports at 3.50%.

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A weak economic recovery in the West, predicated on a continued erosion of consumer purchasing power, has limited exports of cars and other high-end consumer goods, which will have a detrimental effect on Japan's rail freight industry, at least in the short term. We, therefore, see annual tonnage growth coming in at 3.25% in 2015, down from 2014's 3.50% gains, but this will still see rail freight remain in first place across the modes in terms of y-o-y growth over the short term.

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