Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Chiba. In July 2022 Chiba was the number 2 in total exports and the number 1 in total imports in Japan.

Exports In 2021, Japan's Chiba exported ¥ 13.9T, making it the 2nd largest exporter out of the 42 exporters in Japan. In 2021 the top exports of Chiba were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 2.51T), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 722B), Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary (¥ 650B), Machines and apparatus of heading 8486:... (¥ 410B), and Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 254B).

Imports In 2021, Japan's Chiba imported ¥ 20.6T, making it the 1st largest importer out of the 42 importers in Japan. In 2021 top imports of Chiba were Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 1.52T), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 1.43T), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 1.04T), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 897B), and Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 808B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Chiba according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.52), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.07), Glass with Edge Workings (1.78), and Mirrors and Lenses (1.57). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2021): China, ¥ 2.77T

Top Product (2021): Commodities not specified according to kind, ¥ 2.51T

In 2021 the top export destinations of Chiba were China (¥ 2.77T), United States (¥ 2.13T), Hong Kong (¥ 1.49T), Taiwan (¥ 1.42T), and South Korea (¥ 1.09T).

In 2021 the top exports of Chiba were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 2.51T), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 722B), Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary (¥ 650B), Machines and apparatus of heading 8486:... (¥ 410B), and Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 254B).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Jul 2021 - Jul 2022)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Jul 2021 - Jul 2022)

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Top Origin (2021): China, ¥ 4.08T

Top Import (2021): Telephones for cellular networks or for..., ¥ 1.52T

In 2021 the top import origins of Chiba were China (¥ 4.08T), United States (¥ 3.11T), Taiwan (¥ 1.2T), Germany (¥ 934B), and South Africa (¥ 896B).

In 2021 the top imports of Chiba were Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 1.52T), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 1.43T), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 1.04T), Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 897B), and Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 808B).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Jul 2021 - Jul 2022)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Jul 2021 - Jul 2022)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Chiba

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Economic Complexity (2021): 0.82

Chiba ranks 4th out of the 42 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. Chiba it is in position 4th 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 Chiba already has a comparative advantage, are led by Photo Lab Equipment (0.3), Blown Glass (0.29), Cast or Rolled Glass (0.28), Cermets (0.28), and Hydrides and other anions (0.27).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Chiba according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.52), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.07), Glass with Edge Workings (1.78), and Mirrors and Lenses (1.57). 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 Watch Movements (43.8), Precious Metal Compounds (33.2), Photographic Chemicals (28.6), Glass Working Machines (25.2), and Signaling Glassware (19.8).

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