Fact Sheet: Japan - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Population (millions): 127.3
  • Total area: 364,500 km2
  • Currency: Yen
  • Language (s): Japanese

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 5,048.2
  • GDP per capita ($): 39,643
  • GDP growth (%): 1.5
  • Inflation (%): 0.4
  • Unemployment (%): 4.0

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)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Japan$10,662.1
Canada’s merchandise imports from Japan$13,730.6
Canadian investment in Japan$4,715
Japanese investment in Canada$17,305