Data on IBARAKI
Industry and Economy
Ibaraki's economy is dependant on the manufacturing enterprises located in the Kashima seaside industrial zone and the Hitachi region. As part of Japan's rapid economic growth after World War II, these companies have expanded steadily.
Additionally, in recent years, leading-edge science and technology centers such as Tsukuba and Tōkai have acquired an excellent reputation around the world. In Hitachi and Kashima, many leading domestic companies have established their manufacturing facilities. Also, a large number of foreign-affiliated businesses have established themselves in the prefecture.
Product shipment value (rated no. 8 nationally in 2010)
Product shipment value breakdown by industry (2010)
|Heavy industry 69.2%||Machinery||12.0|
|Iron and steel||8.0|
|Light industry 30.8%||Foods||10.4|
Total income of Ibaraki residents (rated no. 11 nationally in 2009)
Gross prefectural product (rated no. 12 nationally in 2009)