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Japan

Official Title:
Japan


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Japan
Year Exports Imports
2012 $10,358,232,339 $15,025,677,839
2013 $10,632,103,601 $13,739,650,035
2014 $10,759,574,096 $13,322,274,948
2015 $9,777,158,607 $14,775,999,209
2016 $10,722,035,415 $15,802,549,952
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Japan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,560,383,094 $33,420,114
02 Veg. Prod. $2,421,808,509 $18,548,013
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $36,577,604 $9,221,388
04 Food Prod. $167,977,208 $65,146,640
05 Mineral Prod. $2,667,621,427 $6,304,522
06 Chemical Prod. $694,220,899 $574,664,433
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $64,925,444 $631,091,120
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $40,964,132 $2,121,051
09 Wood Prod. $1,128,095,939 $1,886,042
10 Paper Prod. $313,469,640 $32,751,263
11 Textiles Prod. $35,015,605 $78,241,229
12 Dress Access. $2,009,214 $6,023,869
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,933,289 $64,731,317
14 Precious Metals/stones $39,873,432 $554,081,311
15 Base Metal Prod. $466,625,809 $758,566,288
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $424,666,779 $6,298,789,860
17 Vehicles and Equip. $301,351,509 $5,420,007,257
18 Specialized Inst. $179,073,841 $1,120,481,522
19 Arms & Ammunition $150,613 $8,649,174
20 Misc. Articles $30,667,701 $107,389,831
21 Antiques $1,519,918 $3,224,908

Capital: Tokyo
Population (million): 126.90
Total Area: 377,887km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 82.02335 Japanese Yen (JPY) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: National Foundation Day, 11 February
Language(s): Japanese


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Upper chamber: House of Councillors, 6 year terms, � of seats renewed every 3 years. Lower chamber: House of Representatives; 4 year terms.

Head of State:
His Majesty, Emperor AKIHITO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Shinzo ABE

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Fumio KISHIDA
Finance: Taro ASO
Economy, Trade and Industry: Hiroshige SEKO

Main Political Parties:
Liberal Democratic Party, The Democratic Party, New Komeito, Japan Communist Party

Elections:
Upper House: July 2016. Lower House: December 2018.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Japan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 6,544.89 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 51,574.74 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1 1.43
Inflation: (%) -0.11 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 3.11 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $10,722,035,415
Canadian imports from country: $15,802,549,952
FDI in Canada: $29,101 million
CDI in Japan: $4,300 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kenjiro MONJI

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ian Burney


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2015-12-15