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Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Tokyo. In November 2023 Tokyo was the number 6 in total exports and the number 2 in total imports in Japan.

Exports In 2022, Japan's Tokyo exported ¥ 7.84T, making it the 6th largest exporter out of the 41 exporters in Japan. In 2022 the top exports of Tokyo were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 1.09T), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 388B), Printing machinery: parts and accessories, n.e.c.... (¥ 328B), Industrial Robots and miscellaneous mechanical appliances (¥ 159B), and Electrical control and distribution boards, <... (¥ 118B).

Imports In 2022, Japan's Tokyo imported ¥ 15.9T, making it the 2nd largest importer out of the 41 importers in Japan. In 2022 top imports of Tokyo were Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 426B), Portable Computers under 10kg with Keyboard... (¥ 359B), Other toys (wheeled, model scale, puzzles) (¥ 240B), Products containing tobacco or reconstituted tobacco (¥ 220B), and Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... (¥ 166B).

Economic Complexity In 2022, the highest complexity exports of Tokyo according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.19), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.07), Other Esters (2.03), Photographic Film (1.98), Non-optical Microscopes (1.92), Blank Audio Media (1.91), Machinery Having Individual Functions (1.88), Oscilloscopes (1.81), and Silicone (1.8). 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 (2022)United States¥ 1.81T

In 2022 the top export destinations of Tokyo were United States (¥ 1.81T), China (¥ 1.66T), Taiwan (¥ 570B), Hong Kong (¥ 460B), and Thailand (¥ 377B).

In 2022 the top exports of Tokyo were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 1.09T), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 388B), Printing machinery: parts and accessories, n.e.c.... (¥ 328B), Industrial Robots and miscellaneous mechanical appliances (¥ 159B), and Electrical control and distribution boards, <... (¥ 118B).

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Exports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
United Arab Emirates ¥ 30.4B (119%)
Hong Kong ¥ 6.86B (17.6%)
Switzerland ¥ 2.65B (139%)
Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
China ¥ -19.3B (-13.6%)
Taiwan ¥ -17.2B (-32.1%)
Vietnam ¥ -7.45B (-35.5%)

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Yearly Imports

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Top Origin (2022)China¥ 6.12T

In 2022 the top import origins of Tokyo were China (¥ 6.12T), United States (¥ 1.57T), Vietnam (¥ 839B), Taiwan (¥ 830B), and South Korea (¥ 765B).

In 2022 the top imports of Tokyo were Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 426B), Portable Computers under 10kg with Keyboard... (¥ 359B), Other toys (wheeled, model scale, puzzles) (¥ 240B), Products containing tobacco or reconstituted tobacco (¥ 220B), and Communication apparatus (excluding telephone sets or... (¥ 166B).

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Imports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Import Origins (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
Italy ¥ 7.96B (31.5%)
South Korea ¥ 6.53B (10.2%)
Israel ¥ 6.22B (325%)
Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)
China ¥ -40.5B (-6.88%)
United States ¥ -37.9B (-22.1%)
Taiwan ¥ -17.3B (-25.6%)

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Economic Complexity

Economic Complexity of Tokyo

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Economic Complexity (2022)0.69

Tokyo ranks 11th 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. Tokyo it is in position 11th 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 Tokyo already has a comparative advantage, are led by Developed Exposed Photographic Material (0.4), Photo Lab Equipment (0.37), Epoxides (0.35), Cermets (0.34), and Blown Glass (0.34).

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Most Complex Products by PCI

The highest complexity exports of Tokyo according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.19), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.07), Other Esters (2.03), Photographic Film (1.98), Non-optical Microscopes (1.92), Blank Audio Media (1.91), Machinery Having Individual Functions (1.88), Oscilloscopes (1.81), and Silicone (1.8). 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 Oxometallic or Peroxometallic Acid Salts (32.05), Industrial Printers (19.08), Photographic Film (16.35), Silicone (16.27), and Pianos (15.66).

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