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About

United States-Japan In 2021, United States exported $71.8B to Japan. The main products that United States exported to Japan are Petroleum Gas ($8.76B), Packaged Medicaments ($3.14B), and Corn ($3.11B). During the last 26 years the exports of United States to Japan have increased at an annualized rate of 0.28%, from $66.7B in 1995 to $71.8B in 2021.

In 2017, United States exported services to Japan worth $47.1B, with Other business services ($9.67B), Travel ($9.01B), and Transportation ($8.01B) being the largest in terms of value.

Japan-United States In 2021, Japan exported $128B to United States. The main products that Japan exported to United States were Cars ($32.9B), Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($7.51B), and Large Construction Vehicles ($4.25B). During the last 26 years the exports of Japan to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 0.26%, from $120B in 1995 to $128B in 2021.

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 2021,  United States ranked 10 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.46), and 2 in total exports ($1.63T). That same year, Japan ranked 1 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 2.06), and 4 in total exports ($731B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, United States exported $71.8B to Japan. The main products exported from United States to Japan were Petroleum Gas ($8.76B), Packaged Medicaments ($3.14B), and Corn ($3.11B). During the last 26 years the exports of United States to Japan have increased at an annualized rate of 0.28%, from $66.7B in 1995 to $71.8B in 2021.

In 2021, Japan exported $128B to United States. The main products exported from Japan to United States were Cars ($32.9B), Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($7.51B), and Large Construction Vehicles ($4.25B). During the last 26 years the exports of Japan to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 0.26%, from $120B in 1995 to $128B in 2021.

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

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

Market Competitiveness

Color
United States
Top Destination
Canada$259B
Japan
Top Destination
China$153B

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 2021, countries that imported more from United States than Japan were Canada ($259B), Mexico ($247B), and United Kingdom ($55.5B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from Japan than United States were Thailand ($31.2B), Chinese Taipei ($52.5B), and Vietnam ($18.2B).

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

Comparative Advantage United States - Japan

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Scale

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

During 2021, United States had a large net trade with Japan in the exports of Mineral Products ($13.2B), Chemical Products ($13.1B), and Machines ($10.6B).

During 2021, Japan had a large net trade with United States in the exports of Machines ($47B), Transportation ($44.7B), and Instruments ($10.1B).

Service Trade

Bilateral Service Trade

In 2017, United States exported services to Japan worth $47.1B, with Other business services ($9.67B), Travel ($9.01B), and Transportation ($8.01B) 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.

Services Exports from United States (Flag) to Japan (Flag) (2017)

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

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

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

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