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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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Exports
: $134B, Rnk 1 / 213

2019
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Top Product
: $39.2B, Cars

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

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

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

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

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

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 38.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 76 / 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

United States-Japan: In 2019, United States exported $70.1B to Japan. The main products that United States exported to Japan are 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.

Japan-United States: In 2019, Japan exported $134B to United States . The main products that Japan exported 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 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.

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

Bilateral Trade by Products

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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.

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.

Market Competitiveness

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United States
Top Destination
: Canada, $252B

Japan
Top Destination
: United States, $134B

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

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

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

Comparative Advantage United States - Japan

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

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).

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).

Tariff Section

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

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%).

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%).

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

Bilateral Service Trade

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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.

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.

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 United States has comparative advantage over Japan. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more Japan has comparative advantage over United States.