JP exports of dairy products dropped half since 311, HK Gov to conduct medical check for infants

Neighbor countries are rejecting Japanese products to import. (cf. South Korea added eel to banned list to import “Now 71 sorts of products are in the banned list”

Contaminated Japanese cars rejected by Russian custom office)

In Chernobyl, milk products caused severe internal exposure because of Strontium-89/90. Strontium-89/90 act like Calcium and cause leukemia.

Since 311, milk products from Japan have been rejected by neighbor countries to import.

Trade statistics of Japan by Ministry of Finance shows the export in the category of “Dairy products, bird’s egg and honey” to contain milk products (milk, cream, butter, yogurt, whey, cheese, and powder milk ) decreased nearly by 50% since before 311. It had been in the growing trend until 311. [Link]

↓ Export volume of every 6 months. (Kg) After 2011.1~6, the volume drastically decreased.

Japanese exports of dairy products dropped half since 311 4


↓ Export value of every 6 months. (1,000 Yen) After 2011.1~6, the volue drastically decreased as well. Although JPY is expensive, the decreasing amount is bigger than in volume. The price per unit is possibly decreasing.

Japanese exports of dairy products dropped half since 311 3



The largest importing region is Hong Kong (About 64% of all in value). Hong Kong decreased the importing amount of diary products from Japan almost by 52% in value.


↓ In Volume (Kg)

Japanese exports of dairy products dropped half since 311


↓ In Value (1,000 Yen). The decreasing amount is bigger than in volume as well.

Japanese exports of dairy products dropped half since 311 2

More specific charts are below..

↓ Gross export of dairy products

Japanese exports of dairy products dropped half since 311 5

↓ 5 largest importers of Japanese dairy products. Some countries increased the importing amount but it doesn’t affect the entire trend of decreasing.

Japanese exports of dairy products dropped half since 311 6

Whether it was relevant or not, food and health division of Hong Kong government announced not to consume Japanese powder milk on 8/8/2012. It was supposed to be because of “the lack” of Iodine.

The issued products are made by Morinaga and Wakodo. Importers are to stop selling the products of those companies and collect the items from retailers.

Food safety center of Hong Kong government decided to conduct medical check for the infants who consumed the issued powder milk as of 8/10/2012.
The products are for infants under 6 months. The chairman of the center comments “It contains Iodine only less than 1/3 of WHO standard. It may affect the growth of thyroid and brain of infants.” [Link]



  1. FUKUSHIMA DIARY FR – Les exportations de produits laitiers du Japon a chuté de moitié depuis le 11-3, le gouv. de Hong-Kong va mener des examens médicaux des bébés
    Par Mochizuki, le 14 août 2012.

    Les pays voisins refusent les produits japonais à l’import. (cf.

    A Tchernobyl, les produits laitiers ont provoqué de graves expositions internes à cause du strontium-89/90. Le strontium-89/90 est mimétique du calcium, il provoque des leucémies.

    Depuis le 11-3, les produits laitiers japonais à l’exportation ont été refoulés par les pays voisins.

    Les statistiques commerciales du Japon faites par le Ministère des Finances montrent que l’export des produits de la catégorie “produits laitiers, œufs d’oiseaux et miel” pouvant contenir des produits laitiers (laits, crèmes, beurres, yaourts, petits-laits, fromages et poudres de lait) ont chuté d’environ 50 % depuis avant le 11-3. La tendance était à l’augmentation avant. []

    ↓ Volume des exportations semestrielles (kg). A partir du premier semestre 2011 le volume décroit considérablement.

    ↓ Valeurs semestrielles des exportations (1 000 Yens). A partir du premier semestre 2011 le volume décroit considérablement aussi. Bien que le Yen japonais soit cher, la chute financière est plus importante que celle en volume. Le prix unitaire est tombé.

    Le plus grand importateur de produits japonais est Hong Kong (Environ 64% en valeur pour tout). Hong Kong a diminué de 52% en valeur la quantité de ses importations en produits laitiers japonais.

    ↓ En volume (kg)

    ↓ En valeur (1 000 Yens). La chute est également plus forte qu’en volume.

    Plus de graphiques :

    ↓ Recettes à l’export des produits laitiers

    ↓ Top 5 des importateurs de produits laitiers japonais. Certains pays ont augmenté leurs quantités importées mais ça n’affecte pas la tendance générale à la baisse.

    Que ce soit pertinent ou non, la Food and Health Division du gouvernement de Hong-Kong a demandé le 8 août de ne plus consommer de poudres de lait japonaises. C’était supposé être à cause d’un “manque d’iode”.

    Les produits émis sont fabriqués par Morinaga et Wakodo. Les importateurs vont arrêter de vendre les produits de ces compagnies et les retirer de chez leurs détaillants.

    Le centre de sécurité alimentaire du gouvernement de Hong-Kong a décidé de procéder à partir du 10 août 2012 à un examen médical systématique de les bébés ayant consommé de cette poudre de lait.
    Le produit est destiné aux bébés de moins de 6 mois. Le président du centre déclare : “L’iode qu’elles contiennent est en-dessous du tiers du standard de l’OMS. Cela peut affecter la croissance de la thyroïde et du cerveau des bébés.” []

  2. and it is extremely difficult to buy imported dairy products (aside from cheese) inside Japan. eggs I think impossible. trade restricitions.

    for those who are interested, in japan it is possible to order powdered milk from the US (www fbcusa com). and I once saw canadian powdered egg whites in a Tokyo foreign goods store that has since closed.

    there is sometimes New Zealand ice cream in the some stores.

    aside from that, all dairy and eggs are domestic.

    so, in addition to imposing their contaminated dairy products on the rest of the world, the japanese government’s long established domestic product protection regime both cheats and now poisons Japanese consumers by preventing them from buying low cost, clean dairy imports from overseas.

    1. Forgot to mention, for this you can thank both the LDP (who for a long time now have been promoting farmer protective policies) AND the DPJ, which did nothing to relax the import regs in the aftermath of the TEPCO triple meltdown.

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