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Country At A Glance

Flag of Japan
Map of Japan

Country Facts

Nominal GDP5,962.50 Billion USD
Population126.1 Million
Total Trade/GDP31.42%
CurrencyJapanese Yen (JPY)
Merchandise Imports from Canada10,357.39 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment6,362 Million CAD
Main importsIndustrial Supplies, Capital Equipment, Food, Beverages & Tobacco, Consumer Goods

EDC in Japan

Canadian companies assisted321
International buyers insured948
Business volume2,829.31 Million CAD

Business Environment

Japan is a wealthy OECD country and Canada’s fourth largest export market. The country enjoys a stable and healthy modern economy.  Trade is of high importance in Japan and there exists ongoing potential for Canadian exporters across a wide range of sectors providing inputs to the Japanese economy.

Key Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry (Lumber, Pulp & Paper)
  • Mining & Metals
  • 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. Our market experts have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in several sectors as well as a network of local contacts in the market.

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