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

Exports: In 2020, Japan's Tokyo exported ¥ 5.48T, making it the 5th largest exporter out of the 41 exporters in Japan. In 2020 the top exports of Tokyo were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 577B), Printing machinery: parts and accessories, n.e.c.... (¥ 262B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 157B), Parts for spark-ignition engines except aircraft (¥ 111B), and Chemical element/compound wafers doped for electronic (¥ 97.8B).

Imports: In 2020, Japan's Tokyo imported ¥ 11.5T, making it the 2nd largest importer out of the 41 importers in Japan. In 2020 top imports of Tokyo were Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... (¥ 351B), Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 221B), Made up articles (textile) nes, textile... (¥ 169B), Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar... (¥ 138B), and Cigarettes containing tobacco (¥ 137B).

Economic Complexity: In 2019, the highest complexity exports of Tokyo 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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EXPORT GROWTH (May 2020 - May 2021): ¥159B, (42.5%)

IMPORT GROWTH (May 2020 - May 2021): ¥57.7B, (6.08%)

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Historical Data

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Yearly Exports

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Top Destination (2020): United States, ¥ 1.47T

Top Product (2020): Commodities not specified according to kind, ¥ 577B

In 2020 the top export destinations of Tokyo were United States (¥ 1.47T), China (¥ 1.15T), Taiwan (¥ 354B), Hong Kong (¥ 291B), and South Korea (¥ 287B).

In 2020 the top exports of Tokyo were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 577B), Printing machinery: parts and accessories, n.e.c.... (¥ 262B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 157B), Parts for spark-ignition engines except aircraft (¥ 111B), and Chemical element/compound wafers doped for electronic (¥ 97.8B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (May 2020 - May 2021)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (May 2020 - May 2021)

Yearly Imports

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Top Origin (2020): China, ¥ 4.39T

Top Import (2020): Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing..., ¥ 351B

In 2020 the top import origins of Tokyo were China (¥ 4.39T), United States (¥ 1.22T), Vietnam (¥ 605B), South Korea (¥ 580B), and Taiwan (¥ 561B).

In 2020 the top imports of Tokyo were Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... (¥ 351B), Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 221B), Made up articles (textile) nes, textile... (¥ 169B), Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar... (¥ 138B), and Cigarettes containing tobacco (¥ 137B).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (May 2020 - May 2021)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (May 2020 - May 2021)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Japan

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Economic Complexity (2020): 0.73

Tokyo ranks 10th 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. Tokyo it is in position 10th 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 Tokyo already has a comparative advantage, are led by Photo Lab Equipment (0.38), Blown Glass (0.37), LCDs (0.37), Glass with Edge Workings (0.36), and Integrated Circuits (0.35).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Tokyo 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 Disc Chemicals for Electronics (22.2), Oxometallic or Peroxometallic Acid Salts (21.6), Pianos (20.2), Halides (19), and Industrial Printers (18.8).

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.

Relatedness Space

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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.

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.