Friday, January 22, 2010

The Japan-China-U.S.Triangularity

The new situation in East Asia, or at least one graphical illustration of it.

(Click on image to enlarge)
The top curve, with the white triangles, is the proportion of Japan's total trade that is trade with the United States. The bottom curve, with the black squares, is the proportion of Japan's total trade that is trade with China. The gray bars are Japan's total trade volume in dollars.

Image by Shibota Atsuo. Image copied from from here.

1 comment:

Janne Morén said...

The big picture is, Japan's trade is diversifying, being less dependent on one (or two) major partners. Good for Japan. Arguably good for everyone.