Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Shiga. In December 2022 Shiga was the number 37 in total exports and the number 41 in total imports in Japan.

Exports In 2022, Japan's Shiga exported ¥ 39B, making it the 37th largest exporter out of the 41 exporters in Japan. In 2022 the top exports of Shiga were Constant weight scales, including hopper scales (¥ 9.68B), Machinery to fill, close, aerate,etc bottle,... (¥ 3.98B), Packing or wrapping machinery nes (¥ 3.07B), Foil of refined copper, backed, t... (¥ 2.31B), and Weighing machine parts and weights of... (¥ 2.19B).

Imports In 2022, Japan's Shiga imported ¥ 10.4B, making it the 41st largest importer out of the 41 importers in Japan. In 2022 top imports of Shiga were Bars, rods & profiles of refined... (¥ 1.72B), Structures and parts of structures, iron... (¥ 1.44B), Vegetable preparations: vegetables and mixtures of... (¥ 1.05B), Non-cellular polyvinyl butyral sheets (¥ 733M), and Crustacean preparations: shrimps and prawns, prepared... (¥ 654M).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Shiga according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Iron Chains (1.48), X-Ray Equipment (1.35), Copper Foil (1.2), Self-adhesive Plastics (1.03), and Washing and Bottling Machines (0.97). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2022): United States, ¥ 14.2B

Top Product (2022): Constant weight scales, including hopper scales, ¥ 9.68B

In 2022 the top export destinations of Shiga were United States (¥ 14.2B), Vietnam (¥ 4.45B), China (¥ 2.57B), Netherlands (¥ 2.37B), and India (¥ 1.83B).

In 2022 the top exports of Shiga were Constant weight scales, including hopper scales (¥ 9.68B), Machinery to fill, close, aerate,etc bottle,... (¥ 3.98B), Packing or wrapping machinery nes (¥ 3.07B), Foil of refined copper, backed, t... (¥ 2.31B), and Weighing machine parts and weights of... (¥ 2.19B).

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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, ¥ 4.18B

Top Import (2022): Bars, rods & profiles of refined..., ¥ 1.72B

In 2022 the top import origins of Shiga were China (¥ 4.18B), Vietnam (¥ 1.49B), Taiwan (¥ 1.2B), Switzerland (¥ 752M), and India (¥ 654M).

In 2022 the top imports of Shiga were Bars, rods & profiles of refined... (¥ 1.72B), Structures and parts of structures, iron... (¥ 1.44B), Vegetable preparations: vegetables and mixtures of... (¥ 1.05B), Non-cellular polyvinyl butyral sheets (¥ 733M), and Crustacean preparations: shrimps and prawns, prepared... (¥ 654M).

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Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Shiga

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Economic Complexity (2022): 0.88

Shiga ranks 3rd 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.

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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The economic complexity of a territory can change year to year. Shiga 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 Shiga already has a comparative advantage, are led by Blank Audio Media (0.078), Machinery Having Individual Functions (0.072), Machinery Having Individual Functions (0.072), Revolution Counters (0.072), and Thermostats (0.071).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Shiga according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Iron Chains (1.48), X-Ray Equipment (1.35), Copper Foil (1.2), Self-adhesive Plastics (1.03), and Washing and Bottling Machines (0.97). 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 Scales (1421.5), Copper Foil (159.2), Washing and Bottling Machines (112.3), X-Ray Equipment (48.6), and Non-woven Textiles (44.9).

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