Kansai

Region in Japan

2019
Economic
Complexity
: 0.71, Rank 3 of 8

Feb 2021
Trade
Exports | Imports
: ¥ 1.38T | ¥ 1.2T, 3 of 8 | 2 of 8

Feb 2021
Country
Destination | Origin
: China | China , ¥ 325B  | ¥ 347B

Feb 2021
Product
Exports | Imports
: Integrated Circuits | Petroleum Gas , ¥ 108B  | ¥ 108B

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

Exports: In 2020, Japan's Kansai exported ¥ 16.1T, making it the 2nd largest exporter out of the 8 exporters in Japan. In 2020 the top exports of Kansai were Electronic integrated circuits: memories (¥ 1.2T), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 942B), Electric capacitors, fixed, ceramic, multilayer, (¥ 397B), Shovels and excavators with revolving superstructure (¥ 303B), and Games: video game consoles and machines,... (¥ 274B).

Imports: In 2020, Japan's Kansai imported ¥ 14.2T, making it the 2nd largest importer out of the 8 importers in Japan. In 2020 top imports of Kansai were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 975B), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 834B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 595B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 382B), and Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 344B).

Economic Complexity: In 2019, the highest complexity exports of Kansai according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.81), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.32), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Tool Plates (1.96), and Other Measuring Instruments (1.86). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Yearly Exports

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Top Destination (2020): China, ¥ 4.25T

Top Product (2020): Electronic integrated circuits: memories, ¥ 1.2T

In 2020 the top export destinations of Kansai were China (¥ 4.25T), United States (¥ 2.11T), Taiwan (¥ 1.68T), South Korea (¥ 1.12T), and Hong Kong (¥ 977B).

In 2020 the top exports of Kansai were Electronic integrated circuits: memories (¥ 1.2T), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 942B), Electric capacitors, fixed, ceramic, multilayer, (¥ 397B), Shovels and excavators with revolving superstructure (¥ 303B), and Games: video game consoles and machines,... (¥ 274B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Feb 2020 - Feb 2021)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Feb 2020 - Feb 2021)

Yearly Imports

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Top Origin (2020): China, ¥ 4.38T

Top Import (2020): Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,..., ¥ 975B

In 2020 the top import origins of Kansai were China (¥ 4.38T), United States (¥ 1.29T), Taiwan (¥ 723B), Australia (¥ 696B), and South Korea (¥ 581B).

In 2020 the top imports of Kansai were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 975B), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 834B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 595B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 382B), and Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 344B).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Feb 2020 - Feb 2021)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Feb 2020 - Feb 2021)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Japan

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Kansai ranks 3rd out of the 8 regions in Japan according to ECI.

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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The economic complexity of a territory can change year to year. Kansai it is in position 3rd considering its ECI in the last year.

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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 Kansai already has a comparative advantage, are led by Disc Chemicals for Electronics (0.48), Photographic Film (0.47), Photo Lab Equipment (0.47), Cast or Rolled Glass (0.47), and Other Nitrogen Compounds (0.44).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Kansai according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.81), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.32), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Tool Plates (1.96), and Other Measuring Instruments (1.86). 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 Oxometallic or Peroxometallic Acid Salts (41.1), Synthetic Filament Tow (17.6), Electrical Capacitors (17.1), Developed Exposed Photographic Material (15.6), and Electrical Parts (14.1).

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