Economy

- Wide Variety of Industries -

The following industries of Chiba Prefecture ranked within top 10
among 47 prefectures

Gross Domestic Production No.7 19,246.5 billion yen Gross Domestic Production (Nominal)
(FY2006)
Agriculture No.2 411.9 billion yen Agricultural Production
(2007)
Fishery No.7 170,000 tons Fishery Catch
(2007)
Industry No.7 14,318.4 billion yen Annual Manufactured Goods Shipments
(2007)
Commerce No.9 12,322.2 billion yen Annual commodity sales
(2007)

International Comparison of Gross Domestic Production (hundred million dollar)

International Comparison of Gross Domestic Production (hundred million dollar)

Chiba Prefecture: Gross Domestic Production (Nominal)(FY2006) an exchange rate of 116.94 yen to the dollar
Other Countries: Gross Domestic Production (Nominal)(2006)

Chiba Prefecture’s Gross Domestic Production in the fiscal year 2006 was in nominal terms 19 trillion 246 billion yen, ranking 7th out of 47 prefectures.

Top ten Prefectures in Gross Domestic Production (Nominal)(in 2006)

Top ten Prefectures in Gross Domestic Production

(source: System of National Accounts by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)

Prefectural Gross Production According to Economic Activity (Nominal) (in 2005)

Prefectural Gross Production According to Economic Activity

(source: System of National Accounts by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)

The total shipment value of manufactured goods from Chiba Prefecture totaled 14 trillion 314billion yen in 2007 and ranked 6th among 47 prefectures.

  

5-Year Trend of Value of Manufactured Goods Shipments (2003-2007)

5-Year Trend of Value of Manufactured Goods Shipments

(source: Indices of Industrial Production; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry )

Commercial activities in Chiba Prefecture play a key role in supporting the daily lives of its six million residents, as well as the regional economy. The annual general commodity sales value totaled 12 trillion 246 billions yen in 2007 and ranks 9th among 47 prefectures.

Trend of Value of Annual Commodity Sales (1997-2007)

Trend of Value of Annual Commodity Sales (1997-2007)

(source: Current Survey of Commerce; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry )

With mild climate, fertile soil and rich marine resources, Chiba Prefecture is ranked 2nd in Japan in agricultural production and 7th in fishing and aquaculture.

Prefectural Comparison of Gross Agricultural Production Value (2007)

5-Year Trend of Value of Manufactured Goods Shipments (1997-2007)

(source: Agricultural Output; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)

Prefectural Comparison of Ocean Fishing Volume (2006)

Prefectural Comparison of Ocean Fishing Volume

(source: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)

Chiba Prefecture has the important commercial ports such as Narita International Airport, Port of Chiba and Port of Kisarazu. Accordingly Chiba Prefecture plays a very important role in Japan’s international trade.

Custom Record (5years between 2003-2007)

Custom Record (5years between 2003-2007)

(source: Japan Custom)

Average monthly wage in Chiba Prefecture was 362,875 in 2006 and ranked 14th among 47 prefectures.

Changes in Average Wages in All Industries in Chiba Prefecture
(5years between 2002-2006)

Changes in Average Wages in All Industries in Chiba Prefecture

(source: Basic Survey on Wage Structure; Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Prefectural Comparison of Average Total Cash Wages for Full-time Workers (2006)

Prefectural Comparison of Average Total Cash Wages for Full-time Workers

(source: Basic Survey on Wage Structure; Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)