Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Shanghai Province, including export and import data.

Exports In 2020, China's Shanghai Province exported $165B, making it the 5th largest exporter out of the 31 exporters in China. In 2020 the top exports of Shanghai Province were Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... ($11.9B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... ($10.8B), Electronic integrated circuits: memories ($6.51B), Electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers,... ($4.29B), and Made up articles (textile) nes, textile... ($4.13B).

Imports In 2020, China's Shanghai Province imported $291B, making it the 2nd largest importer out of the 31 importers in China. In 2020 top imports of Shanghai Province were Electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers,... ($20.8B), Electronic integrated circuits: memories ($14.5B), Iron ore, concentrate, not iron pyrites,unagglomerate ($11.1B), Medium Sized Cars ($9.42B), and Copper cathodes and sections of cathodes... ($6.94B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Shanghai Province according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.3), Halides (1.97), Other Measuring Instruments (1.96), Other Esters (1.94), and Iron Fasteners (1.9). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2020): United States, $38.7B

Top Product (2020): Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing..., $11.9B

In 2020 the top export destinations of Shanghai Province were United States ($38.7B), Japan ($16.5B), Taiwan ($10.1B), Germany ($6.64B), and South Korea ($6.53B).

In 2020 the top exports of Shanghai Province were Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... ($11.9B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... ($10.8B), Electronic integrated circuits: memories ($6.51B), Electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers,... ($4.29B), and Made up articles (textile) nes, textile... ($4.13B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Jul 2020 - Jul 2021)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Jul 2020 - Jul 2021)

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Top Origin (2020): Japan, $37B

Top Import (2020): Electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers,..., $20.8B

In 2020 the top import origins of Shanghai Province were Japan ($37B), Germany ($27.8B), Taiwan ($21.9B), United States ($21.8B), and South Korea ($18.9B).

In 2020 the top imports of Shanghai Province were Electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers,... ($20.8B), Electronic integrated circuits: memories ($14.5B), Iron ore, concentrate, not iron pyrites,unagglomerate ($11.1B), Medium Sized Cars ($9.42B), and Copper cathodes and sections of cathodes... ($6.94B).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Jul 2020 - Jul 2021)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Jul 2020 - Jul 2021)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of China

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Economic Complexity (2020): 0.4

Shanghai Province ranks 1st out of the 31 provinces in China according to ECI.

The Economic Complexity Index, or ECI, is a measure of an economy’s capacity which can be inferred from data connecting locations to the activities that are present in them. For more info about Economic Complexity, visit the Economic Complexity page.

Estimated using exports data.

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Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities according to the relatedness level, without considering those products were Shanghai Province already has a comparative advantage, are led by Artificial Vegetation (0.49), Cutlery Sets (0.48), Glass with Edge Workings (0.47), Cast or Rolled Glass (0.45), and Electrical Capacitors (0.44).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Shanghai Province according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.3), Halides (1.97), Other Measuring Instruments (1.96), Other Esters (1.94), and Iron Fasteners (1.9). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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The most specialized products according to the RCA index are led by Other Cloth Articles (30.5), Glycosides (12.6), Telephones (11.3), Felt or Coated Fabric Garments (10.7), and Other Vegetable Fibers Fabric (10.2).

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since Shanghai Province is more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of  Shanghai Province. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Shanghai Province exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a territory's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions.