Japan

We place great value in our ongoing relationship with Japan, our most consistent seed customer.

Market profile

  • Population: 127 million
  • Primary health concerns: Heart disease, cancer
  • Total vegetable oil consumption (2016): 2.5 million tonnes


Imports of Canadian canola (2015)

  • Seed: 2.3 million tonnes valued at $1.2 billion
  • Oil: 8 thousand tonnes valued at $9.7 million
  • Meal: 54 tonnes valued at $14 thousand
  • Total value of exports to Japan: $1.2 billion

Market trends

  • Seed imports are consistently around 2 million tonnes per year.