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Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Osaka. In March 2024 Osaka was the number 3 in total exports and the number 3 in total imports in Japan.

Exports In 2023, Japan's Osaka exported ¥ 12.9T, making it the 3rd largest exporter out of the 41 exporters in Japan. In 2023 the top exports of Osaka were Electronic integrated circuits: memories (¥ 1.35T), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 1.16T), Electric capacitors, fixed, ceramic, multilayer, (¥ 399B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 332B), and Electronic printed circuits (¥ 263B).

Imports In 2023, Japan's Osaka imported ¥ 13.7T, making it the 3rd largest importer out of the 41 importers in Japan. In 2023 top imports of Osaka were Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 552B), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 544B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 479B), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 476B), and Smartphones (¥ 427B).

Economic Complexity In 2023, the highest complexity exports of Osaka according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.54), Photographic Chemicals (2.17), Photographic Film (2.06), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.04), Non-optical Microscopes (1.97), Non-Mechanical Removal Machinery (1.9), Phosphoric Esters and Salts (1.84), Oscilloscopes (1.81), Metal Pickling Preparations (1.79), and Interchangeable Tool Parts (1.76). 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)China¥ 3.07T

In 2023 the top export destinations of Osaka were China (¥ 3.07T), United States (¥ 1.78T), Chinese Taipei (¥ 1.39T), South Korea (¥ 794B), and Hong Kong (¥ 793B).

In 2023 the top exports of Osaka were Electronic integrated circuits: memories (¥ 1.35T), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 1.16T), Electric capacitors, fixed, ceramic, multilayer, (¥ 399B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 332B), and Electronic printed circuits (¥ 263B).

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Exports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Mar 2023 - Mar 2024)
Chinese Taipei ¥ 25.5B (21.5%)
China ¥ 22.7B (8.16%)
United Kingdom ¥ 9.39B (82.2%)
Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Mar 2023 - Mar 2024)
United States ¥ -16.6B (-9.88%)
Germany ¥ -6.99B (-15.8%)
Mexico ¥ -3.64B (-30.9%)

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Yearly Imports

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Depth
Top Origin (2023)China¥ 4.41T
Top Import (2023)Natural gas, liquefied¥ 552B

In 2023 the top import origins of Osaka were China (¥ 4.41T), United States (¥ 1.12T), Chinese Taipei (¥ 780B), South Korea (¥ 765B), and Thailand (¥ 501B).

In 2023 the top imports of Osaka were Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 552B), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 544B), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 479B), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 476B), and Smartphones (¥ 427B).

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Imports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Import Origins (Mar 2023 - Mar 2024)
Germany ¥ 13.7B (62.6%)
United States ¥ 7.81B (8.85%)
Russia ¥ 6.66B (730%)
Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Mar 2023 - Mar 2024)
China ¥ -92.6B (-22.7%)
United Arab Emirates ¥ -13.6B (-47.2%)
Saudi Arabia ¥ -13.1B (-52.1%)

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Economic Complexity

Economic Complexity of Osaka

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Economic Complexity (2023)0.7

Osaka ranks 8th out of the 41 prefectures 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.

Estimated using exports data.

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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The economic complexity of a territory can change year to year. Osaka it is in position 8th considering its ECI in the last year.

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Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities according to the relatedness level, without considering those products were Osaka already has a comparative advantage, are led by Watch Movements (0.37), Photo Lab Equipment (0.35), Blank Audio Media (0.35), Precious Metal Compounds (0.34), and Cast or Rolled Glass (0.34).

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Most Complex Products by PCI

The highest complexity exports of Osaka according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.54), Photographic Chemicals (2.17), Photographic Film (2.06), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.04), Non-optical Microscopes (1.97), Non-Mechanical Removal Machinery (1.9), Phosphoric Esters and Salts (1.84), Oscilloscopes (1.81), Metal Pickling Preparations (1.79), and Interchangeable Tool Parts (1.76). 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 (179.48), Pearls (87.60), Electrical Capacitors (23.47), Developed Exposed Photographic Material (17.48), and Copper Foil (17.06).

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