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Country At A Glance

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Map of Japan

Country Facts

Nominal GDP4,605.10 Billion USD
Population127 Million
Total Trade/GDP38.46%
CurrencyJapanese Yen (JPY)
Merchandise Imports from Canada10,733.33 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment6,052 Million CAD
Main importsIndustrial Supplies, Capital Equipment, Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Consumer Goods

EDC in Japan

Canadian companies assisted310
International buyers insured933
Business volume2,155.01 Million CAD

Business Environment

Japan's business environment is one of the best in the world due in large to the country's excellent infrastructure, strong rule of law and stringent property rights protection. Additionally, Japan's high standards for education have produced a highly skilled and technical workforce. Trade is of high importance for the Japanese economy and there exists ongoing potential for Canadian exporters across a wide range of sectors.

Key Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water
  • Forestry (Lumber, Pulp & Paper)
  • Oil and Gas

How we can support your business

Through our Head Office operations in Ottawa, we provide support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Japan.

  • We are well positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
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