Fact Sheet: Japan - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Population (millions): 127.6
  • Total area: 364,500 km2
  • Currency: Yen
  • Language (s): Japanese

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 5,967.4
  • GDP per capita ($): 46.727
  • GDP growth: 2%
  • Inflation (%): -0.04
  • Unemployment (%): 4.4

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer products
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Fish and seafood
  • Forestry and wood products
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies
  • Tourism
  • Wine, beer and spirits

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)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Japan$10,358$9,222.6
Canada’s merchandise imports from Japan$15,023$15,458
Canadian investment in Japan$6,362$2,592
Japanese investment in Canada$17,486$13,527