Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Osaka. In July 2022 Osaka was the number 3 in total exports and the number 3 in total imports in Japan.

Exports In 2021, Japan's Osaka exported ¥ 11.6T, making it the 3rd largest exporter out of the 42 exporters in Japan. In 2021 the top exports of Osaka were Electronic integrated circuits: memories (¥ 1.37T), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 946B), Electric capacitors, fixed, ceramic, multilayer, (¥ 479B), Other games: video game consoles and... (¥ 281B), and Photosensitive/photovoltaic/LED semiconductor devices (¥ 269B).

Imports In 2021, Japan's Osaka imported ¥ 10.7T, making it the 3rd largest importer out of the 42 importers in Japan. In 2021 top imports of Osaka were Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 570B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 433B), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 420B), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 410B), and Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 344B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Osaka according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.52), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Electrical Capacitors (1.33), Microscopes (1.25), and Copper Foil (1.2). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2021): China, ¥ 3.22T

Top Product (2021): Electronic integrated circuits: memories, ¥ 1.37T

In 2021 the top export destinations of Osaka were China (¥ 3.22T), Taiwan (¥ 1.55T), United States (¥ 1.46T), South Korea (¥ 904B), and Hong Kong (¥ 899B).

In 2021 the top exports of Osaka were Electronic integrated circuits: memories (¥ 1.37T), Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 946B), Electric capacitors, fixed, ceramic, multilayer, (¥ 479B), Other games: video game consoles and... (¥ 281B), and Photosensitive/photovoltaic/LED semiconductor devices (¥ 269B).

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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, ¥ 3.96T

Top Import (2021): Medicaments nes, in dosage, ¥ 570B

In 2021 the top import origins of Osaka were China (¥ 3.96T), United States (¥ 937B), Taiwan (¥ 701B), South Korea (¥ 547B), and Thailand (¥ 386B).

In 2021 the top imports of Osaka were Medicaments nes, in dosage (¥ 570B), Telephones for cellular networks or for... (¥ 433B), Natural gas, liquefied (¥ 420B), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (¥ 410B), and Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 344B).

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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 Osaka

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Economic Complexity (2021): 0.77

Osaka ranks 7th 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.

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. Osaka it is in position 7th 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 Osaka already has a comparative advantage, are led by Cast or Rolled Glass (0.35), Blank Audio Media (0.35), Photo Lab Equipment (0.35), Metalworking Transfer Machines (0.34), and Artificial Filament Tow (0.33).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Osaka according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Developed Exposed Photographic Material (2.52), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Electrical Capacitors (1.33), Microscopes (1.25), and Copper Foil (1.2). 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 Electrical Capacitors (30.4), Pearls (25.7), Electrical Parts (22.1), Developed Exposed Photographic Material (17.4), and Video and Card Games (15.2).

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