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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 $9,756,762,901 $14,776,954,896
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 $17,390,846
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $49,806,133 $7,536,714
04 Food Prod. $191,304,504 $64,942,747
05 Mineral Prod. $2,506,945,022 $21,078,673
06 Chemical Prod. $464,847,197 $528,500,041
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $64,662,933 $694,349,608
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $41,707,689 $2,155,649
09 Wood Prod. $1,042,670,242 $1,802,282
10 Paper Prod. $372,138,787 $35,966,166
11 Textiles Prod. $37,896,008 $65,671,675
12 Dress Access. $1,775,706 $5,621,487
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,078,878 $67,359,816
14 Precious Metals/stones $44,293,779 $25,679,343
15 Base Metal Prod. $404,735,221 $924,056,243
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $409,687,047 $5,805,000,620
17 Vehicles and Equip. $229,191,981 $5,487,805,735
18 Specialized Inst. $169,705,831 $860,204,056
19 Arms & Ammunition $200,829 $10,581,881
20 Misc. Articles $36,141,973 $105,910,715
21 Antiques $546,077 $2,311,876

Capital: Tokyo
Population (million): 126.926
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: Motoo HAYASHI

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) 5272.45 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 41539.62 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.47 1.18
Inflation: (%) 0.79 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 3.37 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $9,756,762,901
Canadian imports from country: $14,776,954,896
FDI in Canada: $17479 million (2014)
CDI in Japan: $6052 million (2014)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kenjiro MONJI

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mackenzie CLUGSTON


April 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2015-12-15