2020: a bad year for Japan / UK trade

Ross Hall

May 5, 2021
(Updated on June 17, 2021)

Illustration of a Japanese flag overlaid on a fading Union Jack

2020 was the year of the pandemic, and every economy suffered. My interest is Japan and the UK, and while many of my peers look at it from a UK perspective, I prefer the Japanese. I keep my findings on a page on LinkedIn, which I update from time to time.

Using data from Japan’s official statistics authority, I’ve looked at how imports and exports with major markets have unfolded over the past 6 years. Then I’ve dug into the UK. Some highlights:

Unrelated, China became Japan’s largest import and export markets.

You view the full findings on my LinkedIn page.

I'm Ross Hall, a writer and researcher based in Kobe, Japan. You can talk to me about B2B, sustainability and strategic management.

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