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2020
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Exports
: $133B, Rnk 1 / 213

2020
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Top Product
: $8.69B, Cars

2020
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Exports
: $151B, Rnk 3 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $12.1B, Computers

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 2.19, Rnk 1 / 127

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.96, Rnk 28 / 127

2020
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GDP
: $5.06T, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: -12.2%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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 GDP
: $14.7T, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 142%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC 
: $40,193, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -10.6%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC
: $10,435, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 129%, CURRENT US$
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Japan-China In 2020, Japan exported $133B to China. The main products that Japan exported to China are Cars ($8.69B), Machinery Having Individual Functions ($8.52B), and Integrated Circuits ($7.42B). During the last 25 years the exports of Japan to China have increased at an annualized rate of 7.36%, from $22.5B in 1995 to $133B in 2020.

In 2009, Japan exported services to China worth $16.3B, with Services not allocated ($8.13B), Transportation ($3.44B), and Travel ($2.61B) being the largest in terms of value.

China-Japan In 2020, China exported $151B to Japan. The main products that China exported to Japan were Computers ($12.1B), Broadcasting Equipment ($12B), and Other Cloth Articles ($4.49B). During the last 25 years the exports of China to Japan have increased at an annualized rate of 6.31%, from $32.8B in 1995 to $151B in 2020.

In 2020, China did not export any services to Japan.

Comparison In 2020,  Japan ranked 1 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 2.19), and 4 in total exports ($623B). That same year, China ranked 28 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.96), and 1 in total exports ($2.65T).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, Japan exported $133B to China. The main products exported from Japan to China were Cars ($8.69B), Machinery Having Individual Functions ($8.52B), and Integrated Circuits ($7.42B). During the last 25 years the exports of Japan to China have increased at an annualized rate of 7.36%, from $22.5B in 1995 to $133B in 2020.

In 2020, China exported $151B to Japan. The main products exported from China to Japan were Computers ($12.1B), Broadcasting Equipment ($12B), and Other Cloth Articles ($4.49B). During the last 25 years the exports of China to Japan have increased at an annualized rate of 6.31%, from $32.8B in 1995 to $151B in 2020.

Market Competitiveness

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Measure

Japan
Top Destination
: China, $133B

China
Top Destination
: United States, $438B

This map shows whether countries import more from Japan or China. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from Japan and China or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2019, countries that imported more from Japan than China were Guam ($126M), Gibraltar ($119M), and Barbados ($117M).

In 2019, countries that imported more from China than Japan were United States ($438B), Hong Kong ($262B), and Germany ($112B).

Comparative Advantage Japan - China

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Flow

This chart compares trade between Japan and China by product, considering products traded by both, Japan and China.

During 2020, Japan had a large net trade with China in the exports of Machines ($53.8B), Chemical Products ($16.2B), and Instruments ($15.6B).

During 2020, China had a large net trade with Japan in the exports of Machines ($67.4B), Textiles ($20.6B), and Miscellaneous ($10.1B).

Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2009, Japan exported services to China worth $16.3B, with Services not allocated ($8.13B), Transportation ($3.44B), and Travel ($2.61B) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more Japan has comparative advantage over China. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Japan.