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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
2011 $10,668,798,511 $13,058,330,251
2012 $10,358,232,339 $15,025,677,839
2013 $10,632,103,601 $13,739,650,035
2014 $10,738,870,409 $13,321,708,503
2015 $9,772,033,354 $14,775,893,698
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Japan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,322,393,248 $36,015,649
02 Veg. Prod. $2,224,534,348 $17,393,465
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $49,794,588 $7,536,714
04 Food Prod. $191,304,504 $64,705,704
05 Mineral Prod. $2,522,593,641 $21,081,540
06 Chemical Prod. $464,825,823 $528,622,752
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $64,662,933 $694,032,823
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $41,707,689 $2,131,879
09 Wood Prod. $1,042,670,242 $1,802,313
10 Paper Prod. $372,138,787 $35,966,193
11 Textiles Prod. $37,892,005 $65,695,179
12 Dress Access. $1,782,424 $5,614,559
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,078,878 $67,477,920
14 Precious Metals/stones $44,293,779 $25,673,642
15 Base Metal Prod. $404,728,748 $923,770,028
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $410,056,812 $5,804,978,876
17 Vehicles and Equip. $229,191,981 $5,487,661,502
18 Specialized Inst. $169,655,801 $860,203,266
19 Arms & Ammunition $200,829 $10,568,991
20 Misc. Articles $36,141,617 $105,733,832
21 Antiques $546,077 $2,311,876

Capital: Tokyo
Population (million): 126.98
Total Area: 377,887km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 94.82 Japanese Yen (JPY)(2015 - 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 (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Japan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 5,287.45 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 41,639.61 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.54 1.08
Inflation: (%) 0.79 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 3.37 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $9,772,033,354
Canadian imports from country: $14,775,893,698
FDI in Canada: $22,000 million
CDI in Japan: $8,327 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kenjiro MONJI

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ian Burney


October 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2015-12-15