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Supply Chain

Weak supply chain link: Japan reliant on Chinese phones, laptops

Goods from China account for more than Germany or U.S.: report

A display at the Semicon China trade fair in Shanghai. China's exports of high-tech products like semiconductors have risen as its economy has grown.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- China accounts for a larger share of imports in Japan than in other major economies, heightening the risk posed by supply chain disruptions there, a report released Thursday by the Japanese government warned.

The latest edition of the Cabinet Office's twice-yearly World Economic Trends report looked at Japanese, American and German goods trade with China. Japan got 23.3% of its imports from China in 2019, compared with 18.1% in the U.S. and 8.5% in Germany, the data shows.

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