Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Kansai. In December 2022 Kansai was the number 2 in total exports and the number 2 in total imports in Japan.

Exports In 2022, Japan's Kansai exported ¥ 22.7T, making it the 2nd largest exporter out of the 8 exporters in Japan. In 2022 the top exports of Kansai were Electronic integrated circuits: memories (¥ 1.5T), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 1.47T), Shovels and excavators with revolving superstructure (¥ 551B), Electric capacitors, fixed, ceramic, multilayer, (¥ 499B), and Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 445B).

Imports In 2022, Japan's Kansai imported ¥ 23.5T, making it the 2nd largest importer out of the 8 importers in Japan. In 2022 top imports of Kansai were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 2.7T), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 1.83T), Bituminous coal, not agglomerated (¥ 810B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 744B), and Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 497B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Kansai according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Artificial Textile Machinery (2.09), Electrical Capacitors (1.33), Sound Recordings (0.75), Large Construction Vehicles (0.55), and Oxometallic or Peroxometallic Acid Salts (-0.13). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2022): China, ¥ 5.46T

Top Product (2022): Electronic integrated circuits: memories, ¥ 1.5T

In 2022 the top export destinations of Kansai were China (¥ 5.46T), United States (¥ 3.41T), Taiwan (¥ 2.24T), South Korea (¥ 1.47T), and Hong Kong (¥ 1.09T).

In 2022 the top exports of Kansai were Electronic integrated circuits: memories (¥ 1.5T), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 1.47T), Shovels and excavators with revolving superstructure (¥ 551B), Electric capacitors, fixed, ceramic, multilayer, (¥ 499B), and Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 445B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Dec 2021 - Dec 2022)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Dec 2021 - Dec 2022)

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Top Origin (2022): China, ¥ 6.18T

Top Import (2022): Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,..., ¥ 2.7T

In 2022 the top import origins of Kansai were China (¥ 6.18T), Australia (¥ 1.9T), United States (¥ 1.83T), United Arab Emirates (¥ 1.27T), and Saudi Arabia (¥ 1.2T).

In 2022 the top imports of Kansai were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 2.7T), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 1.83T), Bituminous coal, not agglomerated (¥ 810B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 744B), and Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 497B).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Dec 2021 - Dec 2022)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Dec 2021 - Dec 2022)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Kansai

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Economic Complexity (2022): 0.73

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

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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 Photo Lab Equipment (0.49), Blank Audio Media (0.48), Cast or Rolled Glass (0.48), Watch Movements (0.47), and Artificial Filament Tow (0.46).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Kansai according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Artificial Textile Machinery (2.09), Electrical Capacitors (1.33), Sound Recordings (0.75), Large Construction Vehicles (0.55), and Oxometallic or Peroxometallic Acid Salts (-0.13). 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 (71.6), Sound Recordings (50.9), Sound Recordings (50.9), Sound Recordings (50.9), and Sound Recordings (50.9).

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. Bubble size corresponds to exports value by year 2020.