Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Tokyo. In July 2022 Tokyo was the number 5 in total exports and the number 2 in total imports in Japan.

Exports In 2021, Japan's Tokyo exported ¥ 6.76T, making it the 5th largest exporter out of the 42 exporters in Japan. In 2021 the top exports of Tokyo were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 713B), Printing machinery: parts and accessories, n.e.c.... (¥ 284B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 283B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 144B), and Machinery and mechanical appliances: industrial robots,... (¥ 124B).

Imports In 2021, Japan's Tokyo imported ¥ 12.9T, making it the 2nd largest importer out of the 42 importers in Japan. In 2021 top imports of Tokyo were Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 362B), Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... (¥ 261B), Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... (¥ 233B), Other toys (wheeled, model scale, puzzles) (¥ 173B), and Waste and scrap of precious metals:... (¥ 162B).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Tokyo according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.43), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.07), Photographic Film (1.78), and Industrial Printers (1.41). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2021): United States, ¥ 1.66T

Top Product (2021): Commodities not specified according to kind, ¥ 713B

In 2021 the top export destinations of Tokyo were United States (¥ 1.66T), China (¥ 1.59T), Taiwan (¥ 455B), Hong Kong (¥ 404B), and South Korea (¥ 336B).

In 2021 the top exports of Tokyo were Commodities not specified according to kind (¥ 713B), Printing machinery: parts and accessories, n.e.c.... (¥ 284B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 283B), Machines and apparatus of a kind... (¥ 144B), and Machinery and mechanical appliances: industrial robots,... (¥ 124B).

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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, ¥ 4.89T

Top Import (2021): Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading..., ¥ 362B

In 2021 the top import origins of Tokyo were China (¥ 4.89T), United States (¥ 1.31T), Taiwan (¥ 733B), South Korea (¥ 654B), and Vietnam (¥ 592B).

In 2021 the top imports of Tokyo were Electronic integrated circuits: n.e.c. in heading... (¥ 362B), Automatic data processing machines: portable, weighing... (¥ 261B), Fixed wing aircraft, unladen weight >... (¥ 233B), Other toys (wheeled, model scale, puzzles) (¥ 173B), and Waste and scrap of precious metals:... (¥ 162B).

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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 Tokyo

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Economic Complexity (2021): 0.71

Tokyo ranks 10th 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. 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 (0.37), Glass with Edge Workings (0.35), Blown Glass (0.34), Integrated Circuits (0.34), and Cast or Rolled Glass (0.34).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Tokyo according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Metalworking Transfer Machines (2.43), Photographic Chemicals (2.16), Disc Chemicals for Electronics (2.07), Photographic Film (1.78), and Industrial Printers (1.41). 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 Oxometallic or Peroxometallic Acid Salts (21.1), Metalworking Transfer Machines (19.9), Pianos (18.8), Photographic Chemicals (18.3), and Photographic Film (17.6).

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. Bubble size corresponds to exports value by year 2020.