United Nations Statistical Office reported that the indicator climbed by 23.75 percent compared with the prior year. The variable rose by 71 267 kilogram, compared to the previous year when it went down by 7.01%. Japan saw a raise of 3 952.71% in metals oxides export during the last 30 years. Furthermore, it has shown a 0.03% average annual growth rate over the last five years with a slight overall rise since the start of time series. It averaged 162 676.17 kilogram from 1988 to 2017 and it reached its all-time high of 400 110 kilogram in 2012 and record low of 9 164 kilogram in 1988.