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Philippine Banana Chips

Under Plant Importation Act, plants are categorize into three categories

Imports of Banana Chips

Resource: Customs, Trade Statistics of Japan
HS Code: 0803 (Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dry)
0803.90.200 = Dried Other (Non plantain bananas)

2021

Ranking

Country

Volume(kg)

Amount(JPY)

Unit Price(JPY)

Market Share

Tariff

1 Philippines 153,600 ¥5,973,000 38.89 65.52% Free (EPA)
2 Vietnam 50,090 ¥124,049,000 2,476.52 21.37% Free (EPA)
3 Thailand 27,204 ¥23,949,000 880.35 11.60% Free (EPA)
4 Sri Lanka 2,480 ¥1,700,000 685.48 1.06% 3% (WTO)
5 China 420 ¥705,000 1,678.57 0.18% 3% (WTO)
6 Togo 410 ¥830,000 2,024.39 0.17% Free (LDC)
7 Uganda 160 ¥246,000 1,537.50 0.07% Free (LDC)
8 India 30 ¥360,000 12,000.00 0.01% Free (LDC)
9 Mexico 30 ¥235,000 7,833.33 0.01% Free (EPA)

Total

234,424 ¥158,047,000 674.19

2020

Ranking

Country

Volume(kg)

Amount(JPY)

Unit Price(JPY)

Market Share

Tariff

1 Philippines 179,711 ¥10,475,000 58.29 55.85% Free (EPA)
2 Vietnam 91,791 ¥218,931,000 2,385.10 28.53% Free (EPA)
3 Thailand 46,171 ¥41,339,000 895.35 14.35% Free (EPA)
4 China 2,010 ¥4,063,000 2,021.39 0.62% 3% (WTO)
5 Sri Lanka 1,100 ¥731,000 664.55 0.34% 3% (WTO)
6 Mexico 544 ¥506,000 930.15 0.17% Free (EPA)
7 Uganda 420 ¥612,000 1,457.14 0.13% Free (LDC)

Total

321,747 ¥276,657,000 859.86

2019

Ranking

Country

Volume(kg)

Amount(JPY)

Unit Price(JPY)

Market Share

Tariff

1 Philippines 332,800 ¥11,431,000 34.35 75.34% Free (EPA)
2 Vietnam 63,623 ¥141,283,000 2,220.63 14.40% Free (EPA)
3 Thailand 37,982 ¥27,324,000 719.39 8.60% Free (EPA)
4 Sri Lanka 3,232 ¥2,262,000 699.88 0.73% 3% (WTO)
5 China 1,084 ¥1,948,000 1,797.05 0.25% 3% (WTO)
6 Uganda 1,072 ¥1,435,000 1,338.62 0.24% Free (LDC)
7 Mexico 544 ¥514,000 944.85 0.12% Free (EPA)
8 Togo 390 ¥714,000 1,830.77 0.09% Free (LDC)
9 Korea 351 ¥2,867,000 8,168.09 0.08% 3% (WTO)
10 USA 345 ¥821,000 2,379.71 0.08% Free (GSP)
11 Ecuador 250 ¥358,000 1,432.00 0.06% 3% (WTO)
12 Spain 60 ¥407,000 6,783.33 0.01% 3% (WTO)

Total

441,733 ¥191,364,000 433.21

Frequently Asked Questions

Japan imports banana chips mainly from the Philippines followed by Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Togo, Uganda, India and Mexico.

Banana chip import data can be found from Japan’s customs website (https://www.customs.go.jp/english/).

This website will also be publishing updated data when available.

  1. Notification Form for Importation of Foods, etc. (Food Sanitation Act
  2. Documents showing the name and address of the manufacturer, process method and ingredients used. (Food Sanitation Act

Unlike the fresh banana, banana chips will only undergo the regular import requirements (Food Sanitation Act) of food in Japan. There are no special regulations imposed and shipments will be checked on a case to case basis based on the ingredients used on the product.

Besides this website, you can find export market intelligence through the Philippines Statistics Authority.

The Philippines has a banana exporters association, the Pilipino Banana Growers & Exporters Association, that collects data and promotes bananas. (http://www.pbgea.org/index.html)

The Philippines exports banana chips mainly to China, Japan, the Netherlands, USA, Russia, Great Britain, Korea, Germany, France and others.

Banana chips are sold all year round in Japan and can be found in almost all supermarkets. Banana chips are also domestically produced but mostly imported from the Philippines, …

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