Statistics

Status of Enforcement of the Basel Convention in Japan (press release)

Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) investigate and publish the report on the status of enforcement of “the Act for the Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes”.

Export from Japan (2001-2016)

Year Notification sent to importing countries Export approval granted Export movement documents issued
Number of cases Total quantity (ton) Number of cases Total quantity (ton) Number of cases Total quantity (ton)
2001 1 946 2 1,446 30 1,515
2002 6 8,202 3 3,400 12 824
2003 11 18,822 5 10,502 37 6,510
2004 9 19,980 11 25,220 109 14,057
2005 25 79,350 15 44,180 101 6,766
2006 26 99,850 16 53,600 219 17,357
2007 64 225,992 55 218,590 458 48,788
2008 64 239,500 46 153,850 535 54,204
2009 75 277,517 71 278,517 619 84,878
2010 58 199,668 57 241,673 579 81,344
2011 66 273,699 50 182,799 658 88,211
2012 70 326,047 51 184,240 852 120,466
2013 77 330,806 72 405,167 1,019 200,307
2014 115 412,861 79 277,411 1,098 180,035
2015 121 435,303 97 316,828 964 172,622
2016 113 452,478 104 386,098 1,007 208,238

Import to Japan (2001-2016)

Year Notification sent from exporting countries Import approval granted Import movement documents issued
Number of cases Total quantity (ton) Number of cases Total quantity (ton) Number of cases Total quantity (ton)
2001 14 7,088 8 2,029 39 4,326
2002 22 7,378 17 9,734 42 2,505
2003 16 9,253 19 8,562 71 4,812
2004 25 9,625 19 6,844 77 3,971
2005 28 14,018 29 14,637 113 5,405
2006 42 23,228 28 16,107 127 4,314
2007 38 20,995 31 19,617 143 6,123
2008 31 15,938 36 12,093 111 3,514
2009 49 24,720 40 19,428 97 4,075
2010 56 37,749 46 30,754 149 4,292
2011 67 76,356 44 26,067 145 5,300
2012 72 101,057 50 64,638 181 9,633
2013 113 86,709 103 96,273 387 32,222
2014 139 173,735 125 139,621 516 29,904
2015 183 236,453 167 198,507 902 38,511
2016 176 201,166 266 310,966 1,154 29,833