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 (2014): 2.5 million tonnes


Imports of Canadian canola (2015)

  • Seed: 1.9 million tonnes valued at $1.1 billion
  • Oil: 8 thousand tonnes valued at $9.2 million
  • Meal: No canola meal was exported to Japan in 2015
  • Total value of exports to Japan: $1.1 billion

Market trends

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