Creating and using the 2015 Kansai inter-regional input-output table
Kikuo TAKABAYASHI, Professor, School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University
The inter-regional input-output table allows us to analyze the economic ripple effect caused by inter-regional trade structures and regional interdependence. By focusing on the Greater Kansai area* and by integrating the results of a preliminary survey conducted among residents and visitors to the Kansai region, we obtained a table which offers a more realistic view of the situation**. This fiscal year, we are planning to analyze the ripple effect of the tourism industry, which was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
*Greater Kansai area includes the following eight prefectures: Fukui, Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama, Tottori, and Tokushima.
**The input-output table targets every year whose number ends in “0” or “5”, leading to a time lag of approximately five years between the target year and the publication year. As of March 2021, we have almost finished collecting the 2015 data for every Kansai prefecture, and based on it we will create the “2015 Kansai inter-regional input-output table”.