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

Exports In 2020, Japan's Kantō exported ¥ 24.5T, making it the 1st largest exporter out of the 8 exporters in Japan. In 2020 the top exports of Kantō were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 2.78T), Medium Sized Cars (¥ 1.11T), Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary (¥ 715B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 690B), and Machines and apparatus of heading 8486:... (¥ 392B).

Imports In 2020, Japan's Kantō imported ¥ 34.5T, making it the 1st largest importer out of the 8 importers in Japan. In 2020 top imports of Kantō were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 1.71T), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 1.37T), Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 1.21T), Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... (¥ 1.07T), and Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 832B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Kantō according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.81), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.32), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.2), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), and Photographic Film (1.96). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2020): China, ¥ 5.14T

Top Product (2020): Commodities not specified according to kind, ¥ 2.78T

In 2020 the top export destinations of Kantō were China (¥ 5.14T), United States (¥ 4.75T), Taiwan (¥ 1.89T), Hong Kong (¥ 1.71T), and South Korea (¥ 1.61T).

In 2020 the top exports of Kantō were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 2.78T), Medium Sized Cars (¥ 1.11T), Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary (¥ 715B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 690B), and Machines and apparatus of heading 8486:... (¥ 392B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

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Top Origin (2020): China, ¥ 9.16T

Top Import (2020): Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,..., ¥ 1.71T

In 2020 the top import origins of Kantō were China (¥ 9.16T), United States (¥ 4.43T), Taiwan (¥ 1.52T), Germany (¥ 1.36T), and Australia (¥ 1.34T).

In 2020 the top imports of Kantō were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 1.71T), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 1.37T), Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 1.21T), Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... (¥ 1.07T), and Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 832B).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Aug 2020 - Aug 2021)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Japan

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Economic Complexity (2020): 0.83

Kantō ranks 2nd 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. Kantō it is in position 2nd 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 Kantō already has a comparative advantage, are led by Photo Lab Equipment (0.41), Blown Glass (0.4), Other Nitrogen Compounds (0.36), Integrated Circuits (0.36), and Cast or Rolled Glass (0.35).

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 (2.81), Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.32), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.2), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), and Photographic Film (1.96). 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 (20.0), Photographic Chemicals (19.8), Photographic Plates (14.6), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (13.3), and Precious Metal Compounds (13.1).

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 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.