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Country At A Glance

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Map of Japan

Country Facts

Nominal GDP4,125.60 Billion USD
Population126.58 Million
Total Trade/GDP36.75%
CurrencyJapanese Yen (JPY)
Merchandise Imports from Canada9,756.76 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment8,327 Million CAD
Main importsIndustrial Supplies, Capital Equipment, Food, Beverage & Tobacco, Consumer Goods

EDC in Japan

Canadian companies assisted299
International buyers insured418
Business volume1,631.93 Million CAD

Business Environment

With a gross domestic product of CAD 5 trillion, Japan is the world's third largest national economy and one of Canada's most important economic and commercial partners. Trade is of high importance for the Japanese economy and there exists ongoing potential for Canadian exporters across a wide range of sectors. 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.

Key Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water
  • Food & Beverage
  • Forestry (Lumber, Pulp & Paper)

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.
  • Learn more about our service offering.

Consult our interactive Country Risk Quarterly report.


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