Japan is the 4th largest export economy in the world and the most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, Japan exported $605B and imported $583B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $21.6B. In 2016 the GDP of Japan was $4.94T and its GDP per capita was $41.5k.
The top exports of Japan are Cars ($90.3B), Unspecified ($36.1B), Vehicle Parts ($31.3B), Integrated Circuits ($18.8B) and Passenger and Cargo Ships ($12.2B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Crude Petroleum ($50.8B), Petroleum Gas ($34.3B), Packaged Medicaments ($17B), Computers ($15.5B) and Coal Briquettes ($15.2B).
The top export destinations of Japan are the United States ($130B), China ($113B), South Korea ($46.2B), Hong Kong ($33.6B) and Thailand ($27.4B). The top import origins are China ($129B), the United States ($63.2B), South Korea ($24.4B), Germany ($20.7B) and Australia ($18.9B).