Fact Sheet: Japan - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Population (millions): 127.1
  • Total area: 364,500 km2
  • Currency: Yen
  • Language (s): Japanese

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 5,103.2
  • GDP per capita ($): 40,164
  • GDP growth (%): -0.1
  • Inflation (%): 2.7
  • Unemployment (%): 3.6

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Fish and seafood
  • Forestry and wood products
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-Japan Joint Economic Committee
  • Trade and Investment Dialogue
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to Japan$10,733.3
Canada’s merchandise imports from Japan$13,295.3
Canadian investment in Japan$4,715
Japanese investment in Canada$17,305