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 (2017): 2.6 million tonnes


Imports of Canadian canola (2017)

  • Seed: 2.4 million tonnes valued at $1.4 billion
  • Oil: 4 thousand tonnes valued at $6.4 million
  • Total value of exports to Japan: $1.4 billion

Market trends

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