Japan is one of the 15 most important customer countries for the German machine tool industry. With its own production of over 8.9 billion euros (2021), the country is the second largest producer of machine tools, just ahead of Germany. A large part of this is exported abroad. Nevertheless, Japan’s degree of self-sufficiency is very high. For imports, the Japanese rely on machine tools Made in Germany. Germany is the second most important import partner.

Read our article from the Future Insights series to learn more about the Japanese machine tool industry: Japan opens up for German machine tools