Kantō

Region in Japan

Exports (2019): ¥ 27.3T, Rnk 1/8

Top Destination (2019): ¥ 5.76T, United States

Top Export (2019): ¥ 3.26T, Commodities not specified according to kind

Imports (2019): ¥ 38.7T, Rnk 1/8

Top Origin (2019): ¥ 9.28T, China

Top Import (2019): ¥ 3.05T, Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,...

Economic Complexity (2019): 0.84, Rnk 2 / 8

Exports: In 2019, Japan's Kantō exported ¥ 27.3T, making it the 1st largest exporter out of the 8 exporters in Japan. In 2019 the top exports of Kantō were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 3.26T), Medium Sized Cars (¥ 1.26T), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 791B), Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary (¥ 562B), and Light petroleum distillates nes (¥ 422B).

Imports: In 2019, Japan's Kantō imported ¥ 38.7T, making it the 1st largest importer out of the 8 importers in Japan. In 2019 top imports of Kantō were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 3.05T), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 1.92T), Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 1.18T), Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... (¥ 812B), and Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 789B).

Economic Complexity: In 2019, the highest complexity exports of Kantō according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.52), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.43), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.25), Photographic Chemicals (2.17), and Non-Mechanical Removal Machinery (2.04). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2019): United States, ¥ 5.76T

Top Product (2019): Commodities not specified according to kind, ¥ 3.26T

In 2019 the top export destinations of Kantō were United States (¥ 5.76T), China (¥ 5.05T), Taiwan (¥ 1.89T), Hong Kong (¥ 1.79T), and South Korea (¥ 1.76T).

In 2019 the top exports of Kantō were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 3.26T), Medium Sized Cars (¥ 1.26T), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 791B), Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary (¥ 562B), and Light petroleum distillates nes (¥ 422B).

Export Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (May 2019 - May 2020)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (May 2019 - May 2020)

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Top Origin (2019): China, ¥ 9.28T

Top Import (2019): Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,..., ¥ 3.05T

In 2019 the top import origins of Kantō were China (¥ 9.28T), United States (¥ 5.23T), Australia (¥ 1.81T), Germany (¥ 1.57T), and Taiwan (¥ 1.54T).

In 2019 the top imports of Kantō were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 3.05T), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 1.92T), Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 1.18T), Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... (¥ 812B), and Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 789B).

Import Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (May 2019 - May 2020)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (May 2019 - May 2020)

Comparison in Time

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This section shows differences between total trade from Kantō throughout time.

Comparison Map

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The regions of Japan with the highest exports in 2019 were Kantō (¥ 27.3T), Chūbu (¥ 18.7T), Kansai (¥ 17.2T), Kyushu (¥ 6.75T), and Chūgoku (¥ 5.03T)

The regions of Japan with the highest imports in 2019 were Kantō (¥ 38.7T), Kansai (¥ 16.4T), Chūbu (¥ 9.49T), Kyushu (¥ 5.49T), and Chūgoku (¥ 4.13T)

This section shows forecasts for total exports and imports from Kantō. The forecast is based in a Long Short-Term Memory Model constructed using monthly trade data.

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Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Japan

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Kantō ranks 2nd out of the 8 regions in Japan according to ECI.

Estimated using exports data.

Economic Complexity Ranking

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The economic complexity of a territory can change year to year. Kantō it is in position 2nd considering its ECI in the last year.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities according to the relatedness level, without considering those products were Kantō already has a comparative advantage, are led by Photo Lab Equipment (0.41), Cermets (0.4), Blown Glass (0.4), Integrated Circuits (0.39), and Cast or Rolled Glass (0.37).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Kantō according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.52), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.43), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.25), Photographic Chemicals (2.17), and Non-Mechanical Removal Machinery (2.04). 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 Watch Movements (26), Photographic Chemicals (18.4), Photographic Plates (14.9), Developed Exposed Photographic Material (13.2), and Oxometallic or Peroxometallic Acid Salts (12.7).

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 Kantō 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  Kantō. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Kantō 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.