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Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Tianjin. In February 2024 Tianjin was the number 16 in total exports and the number 8 in total imports in China.

Exports In 2023, China's Tianjin exported $57.2B, making it the 16th largest exporter out of the 31 exporters in China. In 2023 the top exports of Tianjin were Electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers,... ($2.43B), Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... ($1.95B), Electric accumulators: lithium-ion, including separators, whether... ($1.59B), Floating, submersible drilling or production platform ($1.37B), and Parts and accessories of data processing... ($978M).

Imports In 2023, China's Tianjin imported $69.6B, making it the 8th largest importer out of the 31 importers in China. In 2023 top imports of Tianjin were Medium Sized Cars ($4.93B), Soya beans: other than seed, whether... ($4.35B), Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... ($3.92B), Electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers,... ($3.22B), and Large Sized Cars ($2.11B).

Economic Complexity In 2023, the highest complexity exports of Tianjin according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Artificial Textile Machinery (2.15), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.11), Other Esters (2.07), Non-Mechanical Removal Machinery (1.95), Phosphoric Esters and Salts (1.91), Metal Pickling Preparations (1.84), Iron Fasteners (1.83), Rubberworking Machinery (1.83), Interchangeable Tool Parts (1.82), and Other Organo-Inorganic Compounds (1.8). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Historical Data

Yearly Exports

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Top Destination (2023)United States$5.64B

In 2023 the top export destinations of Tianjin were United States ($5.64B), South Korea ($3.63B), Japan ($3.34B), Hong Kong ($2.52B), and Brazil ($2.15B).

In 2023 the top exports of Tianjin were Electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers,... ($2.43B), Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... ($1.95B), Electric accumulators: lithium-ion, including separators, whether... ($1.59B), Floating, submersible drilling or production platform ($1.37B), and Parts and accessories of data processing... ($978M).

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Exports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Feb 2023 - Feb 2024)
Kyrgyzstan $58.3M (1.01k%)
Thailand $50.1M (62.3%)
Denmark $43.1M (85.3%)
Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Feb 2023 - Feb 2024)
France -$152M (-82.6%)
Hong Kong -$85.2M (-41%)
South Korea -$68.6M (-24.6%)

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Yearly Imports

Color
Depth
Top Origin (2023)United States$10B
Top Import (2023)Medium Sized Cars$4.93B

In 2023 the top import origins of Tianjin were United States ($10B), Germany ($6.22B), South Korea ($5.94B), Japan ($5.44B), and France ($4.06B).

In 2023 the top imports of Tianjin were Medium Sized Cars ($4.93B), Soya beans: other than seed, whether... ($4.35B), Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... ($3.92B), Electronic integrated circuits: processors and controllers,... ($3.22B), and Large Sized Cars ($2.11B).

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Imports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Import Origins (Feb 2023 - Feb 2024)
Australia $75.5M (36.7%)
United States $47.5M (6.13%)
Denmark $36M (15.8%)
Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Feb 2023 - Feb 2024)
France -$364M (-73.7%)
Germany -$132M (-28.7%)
South Korea -$90.1M (-18.3%)

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Economic Complexity

Economic Complexity of Tianjin

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Economic Complexity (2023)0.33

Tianjin ranks 5th 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

The top export opportunities according to the relatedness level, without considering those products were Tianjin already has a comparative advantage, are led by Vacuum Flask (0.34), Portable Lighting (0.33), Wrenches (0.32), Scissors (0.32), and Cast or Rolled Glass (0.32).

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Most Complex Products by PCI

The highest complexity exports of Tianjin according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Artificial Textile Machinery (2.15), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.11), Other Esters (2.07), Non-Mechanical Removal Machinery (1.95), Phosphoric Esters and Salts (1.91), Metal Pickling Preparations (1.84), Iron Fasteners (1.83), Rubberworking Machinery (1.83), Interchangeable Tool Parts (1.82), and Other Organo-Inorganic Compounds (1.8). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

The most specialized products according to the RCA index are led by Flat panel displays (198.52), Percussion (39.07), Sulfides (36.00), Wind Instruments (35.38), and Processed Tomatoes (32.88).

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Product Space

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 Tianjin 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.

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Relatedness Space

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

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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. Bubble size corresponds to exports value by year 2020.

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