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FY 2007/2008 Research Topic: 2-05
Compilation of an International Input-Output Table for the BRICs: A Feasibility Study


In recent years, the newly emerging market economies known as the “BRICs” (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) have been rapidly developing within the world economy. The BRICs, which possess enormous economic potential (due to abundance in natural resources, labor, etc.) have been expanding their external trade and attracting foreign direct investment thanks to changes in their political and economic systems since the 1990s. The emergence of the BRICs has affected the world’s industrial structure and production networks.

There is thus a need to grasp the impact of the BRICs on international industrial structures. An international input-output table that contains the BRICs and other major economic areas (Japan, the U.S., and the E.U.) will enable us to address this problem. For this purpose, this study will investigate the feasibility of compiling an international input-output table for the BRICs.


Members of the Research Project

SATO Hajime
KUBONIWA Masaaki (Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
OKAMOTO Nobuhiro (Associate Professor, Daito Bunka University)
OKUYAMA Yasuhide (Associate Professor, International University of Japan)
TOKUYAMA Maki (Researcher, Applied Research Institute, Inc.)


  • March 2008: Inomata, S. ed., Compilation and Usage for Asian International Input-Output Tables (Asian International Input-Output Series)

Information of the Research Project

Transnational Interregional Input-Output Table between China and Japan 2000 was released in March 2007.