2021
Flag  
GDP
$5.01TCURRENT US$
Rnk 3 / 204
2011-2021
Flag
GDP GROWTH
-19.7%CURRENT US$
Rnk 194 / 204
2021
Flag
 GDP
$3.12TCURRENT US$
Rnk 6 / 204
2011-2021
Flag
GDP GROWTH
17.1%CURRENT US$
Rnk 124 / 204
2021
Flag
GDP PC 
$39,827CURRENT US$
Rnk 34 / 204
2011-2021
Flag
GDP PC GROWTH
-18.3%CURRENT US$
Rnk 182 / 204
2021
Flag
GDP PC
$46,586CURRENT US$
Rnk 29 / 204
2011-2021
Flag
GDP PC GROWTH
10.5%CURRENT US$
Rnk 114 / 204

About

Japan-United Kingdom In 2021, Japan exported $9.62B to United Kingdom. The main products that Japan exported to United Kingdom are Cars ($1.68B), Gold ($914M), and Large Construction Vehicles ($493M). During the last 26 years the exports of Japan to United Kingdom have decreased at an annualized rate of 1.52%, from $14.3B in 1995 to $9.62B in 2021.

In 2009, Japan exported services to United Kingdom worth $22.8B, with Services not allocated ($11.4B), Other business services ($6.16B), and Transportation ($1.65B) being the largest in terms of value.

United Kingdom-Japan In 2021, United Kingdom exported $7.28B to Japan. The main products that United Kingdom exported to Japan were Platinum ($1.44B), Cars ($863M), and Packaged Medicaments ($517M). During the last 26 years the exports of United Kingdom to Japan have increased at an annualized rate of 0.49%, from $6.41B in 1995 to $7.28B in 2021.

In 2019, United Kingdom exported services to Japan worth $7.96B, with Financial services ($3.72B), Other business services ($2.02B), and Insurance services ($605M) being the largest in terms of value.

Comparison In 2021,  Japan ranked 1 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 2.06), and 4 in total exports ($731B). That same year, United Kingdom ranked 11 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.43), and 13 in total exports ($420B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, Japan exported $9.62B to United Kingdom. The main products exported from Japan to United Kingdom were Cars ($1.68B), Gold ($914M), and Large Construction Vehicles ($493M). During the last 26 years the exports of Japan to United Kingdom have decreased at an annualized rate of 1.52%, from $14.3B in 1995 to $9.62B in 2021.

In 2021, United Kingdom exported $7.28B to Japan. The main products exported from United Kingdom to Japan were Platinum ($1.44B), Cars ($863M), and Packaged Medicaments ($517M). During the last 26 years the exports of United Kingdom to Japan have increased at an annualized rate of 0.49%, from $6.41B in 1995 to $7.28B in 2021.

Exports from Japan (Flag) to United Kingdom (Flag) (2021)

Exports from United Kingdom (Flag) to Japan (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
Japan
Top Destination
China$153B
United Kingdom
Top Destination
United States$56.1B

This map shows whether countries import more from Japan or United Kingdom. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from Japan and United Kingdom or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2021, countries that imported more from Japan than United Kingdom were China ($153B), United States ($128B), and Chinese Taipei ($52.5B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from United Kingdom than Japan were Ireland ($28.4B), Netherlands ($34.6B), and Switzerland ($25.7B).

Difference in imports from United Kingdom (Flag) and Japan (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage Japan - United Kingdom

Flow
Scale

This chart compares trade between Japan and United Kingdom by product, considering products traded by both, Japan and United Kingdom.

During 2021, Japan had a large net trade with United Kingdom in the exports of Machines ($3.51B), Transportation ($2.4B), and Precious Metals ($1.1B).

During 2021, United Kingdom had a large net trade with Japan in the exports of Precious Metals ($1.54B), Machines ($1.5B), and Chemical Products ($1.15B).

Service Trade

Bilateral Service Trade

In 2009, Japan exported services to United Kingdom worth $22.8B, with Services not allocated ($11.4B), Other business services ($6.16B), and Transportation ($1.65B) being the largest in terms of value.

In 2019, United Kingdom exported services to Japan worth $7.96B, with Financial services ($3.72B), Other business services ($2.02B), and Insurance services ($605M) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Services Exports from Japan (Flag) to United Kingdom (Flag) (2009)

Services Exports from United Kingdom (Flag) to Japan (Flag) (2019)

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more Japan has comparative advantage over United Kingdom. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more United Kingdom has comparative advantage over Japan.

Product Space of Japan (Flag) and United Kingdom (Flag) (2021)

Have questions, comments, or concerns?
Send us an e-mail: [email protected]
Follow @OECtoday on
Created, Designed, and Developed by:
In collaboration with