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2019
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Exports
: $134B, Rnk 1 / 213

2019
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Top Product
: $39.2B, Cars

2019
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Exports
: $70.1B, Rnk 4 / 218

2019
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Top Product
: $5.58B, Petroleum Gas

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 2.27, Rnk 1 / 157

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.63, Rnk 10 / 157

2019
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GDP
: $5.08T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 3 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: -2.86%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 175 / 187

2019
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 GDP
: $21.4T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 1 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 48.3%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 96 / 187

2019
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GDP PC 
: $40,247, CURRENT US$
Rnk 27 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -1.49%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 165 / 187

2019
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GDP PC 
: $65,298, CURRENT US$
Rnk 8 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 38.6%, CURRENT US$
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Japan-United States: In 2019, Japan exported $134B to United States. The main products that Japan exported to United States are Cars ($39.2B), Vehicle Parts ($7.5B), and Large Construction Vehicles ($4.07B). During the last 24 years the exports of Japan to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 0.46%, from $120B in 1995 to $134B in 2019.

In 2009, Japan exported services to United States worth $72.8B, with Services not allocated ($35.5B), Other business services ($16.9B), and Royalties and license fees ($8.5B) being the largest in terms of value.

United States-Japan: In 2019, United States exported $70.1B to Japan . The main products that United States exported to Japan were Petroleum Gas ($5.58B), Medical Instruments ($2.63B), and Packaged Medicaments ($2.44B). During the last 24 years the exports of United States to Japan have increased at an annualized rate of 0.21%, from $66.7B in 1995 to $70.1B in 2019.

In 2011, United States exported services to Japan worth $32.5B, with Royalties and license fees ($11.1B), Travel ($9.98B), and Transportation ($8.23B) being the largest in terms of value.

Comparison: In 2019,  Japan ranked 1 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 2.27), and 4 in total exports ($696B). That same year, United States ranked 10 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.63), and 2 in total exports ($1.51T).

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2019, Japan exported $134B to United States. The main products exported from Japan to United States were Cars ($39.2B), Vehicle Parts ($7.5B), and Large Construction Vehicles ($4.07B). During the last 24 years the exports of Japan to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 0.46%, from $120B in 1995 to $134B in 2019.

In 2019, United States exported $70.1B to Japan. The main products exported from United States to Japan were Petroleum Gas ($5.58B), Medical Instruments ($2.63B), and Packaged Medicaments ($2.44B). During the last 24 years the exports of United States to Japan have increased at an annualized rate of 0.21%, from $66.7B in 1995 to $70.1B in 2019.

Market Competitiveness

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Japan
Top Destination
: United States, $134B

United States
Top Destination
: Canada, $252B

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

In 2019, countries that imported more from Japan than United States were China ($128B), Thailand ($28.9B), and Chinese Taipei ($41.6B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from United States than Japan were Canada ($252B), Mexico ($235B), and Germany ($59.8B).

Comparative Advantage Japan - United States

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

During 2019, Japan had a large net trade with United States in the exports of Transportation ($53.5B), Machines ($45.4B), and Instruments ($9.79B).

During 2019, United States had a large net trade with Japan in the exports of Machines ($12.5B), Chemical Products ($11.2B), and Mineral Products ($10.7B).

Tariff Section

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This section shows import tariffs for products traded between Japan and United States (using the HS6 product classification and the last year reported).

In 2018, the products from Japan that paid the highest import tariffs to enter United States were Glucose including syrup of 20%-50% dry weight fructos (43.3%) and Fructose, syrup > 50% fructose, not pure fructose (43.3%).

In 2018, the products from United States that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Japan were Tobacco: smoking, other than water pipe tobacco, whether or not containing tobacco substitutes in any proportion (350%) and Homogenized or reconstituted tobacco (350%).

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*The tariffs present between Japan and United States are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement

Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2009, Japan exported services to United States worth $72.8B, with Services not allocated ($35.5B), Other business services ($16.9B), and Royalties and license fees ($8.5B) being the largest in terms of value.

In 2011, United States exported services to Japan worth $32.5B, with Royalties and license fees ($11.1B), Travel ($9.98B), and Transportation ($8.23B) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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