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Outline of opportunities in Japan – Priority sectors

Barley (HS100390, 100310)

Top commodity:
Barley (excluding seed for sowing); barley seed
Canada's rank:
2nd largest supplier (Can$80.6 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba
Sector growth in Japan:
3.2% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
China, Iran, Netherlands
Market size in Japan:
Can$452.2 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Australia, Canada, Ukraine

Beef products (HS020220, 020230, 020130, 020629, 020120, 020610, 160250, 021020, 020622)

Top commodities:
Fresh or chilled boneless beef; frozen boneless beef; fresh or chilled edible offal; frozen edible bovine tongues
Canada's rank:
3rd largest supplier (Can$186.9 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta, Ontario, Quebec
Sector growth in Japan:
10% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, China, Japan
Market size in Japan:
Can$5.6 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
United states, Australia, Canada

Beer, wine and spirits (HS2203, 2204, 2205, 2207, 2208)

Top commodities:
Beer, wine and spirits
Canada's rank:
21st largest supplier (Can$14.2 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia
Sector growth in Japan:
5.3% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, United Kingdom, Germany
Market size in Japan:
Can$3.8 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
France, United States, United Kingdom

Canola products (HS1205, 1514, 230640, 230641, 230649)

Top commodities:
Canola seed; canola meal; canola oil
Canada's rank:
Largest supplier (Can$1.3 billion) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba
Sector growth in Japan:
2% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
China, Germany, United States, Japan
Market size in Japan:
Can$1.6 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
Canada, Australia, Indonesia

Confectionery (HS17049090, 17049010, 17041000, 1806)

Top commodity:
Chewing gum; chocolate; sugar confectionery not containing cocoa
Canada's rank:
18th largest supplier (Can$4.1 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec
Sector growth in Japan:
2.4% increase (2014-2018)
Market size in Japan:
Can$789.7 million
Top global markets:
United States, Indonesia, German
Top suppliers to Japan:
Singapore, Belgium, France

Corn (HS1005)

Top commodities:
Corn, other than seed corn; corn seed, certified, excluding sweet corn
Canada's rank:
13th largest supplier (Can$0.7 million) to Japan in 2018 (Canada is currently not active in corn supplying to Japan, which is a missed opportunity)
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Saskatchewan (the only province recorded)
Sector growth in Japan:
0.5% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Japan, Mexico, South Korea
Market size in Japan:
Can$4.4 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
United States, Brazil, South Africa

Crab products (HS030633, 030614, 160510, 030693, 030624)

Top commodities:
Frozen crabs, even smoked, whether in shell or not; crab, prepared or preserved (excluding smoked); crabs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh or chilled;
Canada's rank:
3rd largest supplier (Can$145.7 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador
Sector growth in Japan:
3% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, China, Japan
Market size in Japan:
Can$1 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
Russia, China, Canada

Dog and cat food (HS230910)

Top commodity:
Dog and cat food
Canada's rank:
9th largest supplier (Can$14.4 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Ontario, Alberta, Quebec
Sector growth in Japan:
0.8% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Market size in Japan:
Can$834.7 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Thailand, China, United States

Flaxseed (HS1204)

Top commodity:
Flaxseed
Canada's rank:
Largest supplier (Can$2.9 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba
Sector growth in Japan:
4% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Belgium, China, Germany
Market size in Japan:
Can$3.3 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Canada, New Zealand, China

Forage (HS1214, 1213)

Top commodities:
Forage products (hay, clover, vetches); alfalfa meal and pellets
Canada's rank:
3rd largest supplier (Can$94.5 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia
Sector growth in Japan:
2.9% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Japan, China, South Korea
Market size in Japan:
Can$1 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
United States, Australia, Canada

Frozen berries (HS081120, 081110)

Top commodities:
Frozen strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, mulberries
Canada's rank:
2nd largest supplier (Can$43.9 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Quebec
Sector growth in Japan:
1.2% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, Germany, France
Market size in Japan:
Can$289.1 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
China, Canada, Chile

Frozen fries (HS200410)

Top commodities:
Frozen French fries, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid; frozen potatoes, cooked, not otherwise prepared; frozen potatoes, prepared or preserved, n.e.s.
Canada's rank:
4th largest supplier (Can$37.3 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta, New Brunswick, Manitoba
Sector growth in Japan:
8% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan
Market size in Japan:
Can$581.7 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
United States, Netherland, Belgium, Canada

Honey (HS0409)

Top commodities:
Natural honey
Canada's rank:
4th largest supplier (Can$13 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Sector growth in Japan:
9.2% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, German, Japan
Market size in Japan:
Can$188.6 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
China, New Zealand, Argentina

Horse meat (HS0205)

Top commodity:
Meat of horses
Canada's rank:
Largest supplier (Can$30.7 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia
Sector growth in Japan:
15% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Italy, Belgium, China
Market size in Japan:
Can$60.5 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Canada, Argentina, Poland

Live horses (HS010129)

Top commodity:
Live horses, other than purebred breeding
Canada's rank:
Largest supplier (Can$48.5 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta, Manitoba
Sector growth in Japan:
11.0% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, Hong Kong, Australia
Market size in Japan:
Can$130.5 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Canada, Argentina, Poland

Lobster products (HS030632, 030612, 030611, 030631, 030615, 030691, 030634, 030694, 160530, 030692, 030622, 030625, 030621)

Top commodities:
Frozen shelled lobsters; prepared or preserved lobsters; lobsters "homarus spp.", whether in shell or not, live, fresh or chilled
Canada's rank:
Largest supplier (Can$51.9 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island
Sector growth in Japan:
0.5% decrease (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
China, United States, Canada
Market size in Japan:
Can$102.2 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Canada, France, United States

Malt (HS110710)

Top commodity:
Malt not roasted
Canada's rank:
Largest supplier (Can$108.2 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta, Saskatchewan
Sector growth in Japan:
−0.6% decrease (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Brazil, Mexico, United States
Market size in Japan:
Can$348.6 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Maple products (HS170220)

Top commodities:
Maple sugar and maple syrup
Canada's rank:
Largest supplier (Can$27.3 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Quebec, British Columbia, New Brunswick
Sector growth in Japan:
−5.6% decrease (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, German, Japan
Market size in Japan:
Can$27.4 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Canada, United States

Milk powder (HS040221, 040210)

Top commodity:
Powdered milk (regular and skim)
Canada's rank:
4th largest supplier (Can$14.1 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec
Sector growth in Japan:
−9.5% decrease (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
China, Hong Kong, Algeria
Market size in Japan:
Can$134.9 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
New Zealand, Australia, United States

Note: Milk powder products have tariff rate quota (TRQ) associated with them and need to be imported by the Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC) under the Act on Stabilization of Livestock Management.

Mustard seeds (HS120750)

Top commodities:
Mustard seeds
Canada's rank:
Largest supplier (Can$5.5 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba
Sector growth in Japan:
3% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, Germany, France
Market size in Japan:
Can$6.3 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Canada, Hungary, United States

Pork products (HS020329, 020319, 020910, 020649, 1601, 160249, 020630, 160241)

Top commodities:
Frozen pork; fresh or chilled pork; prepared or preserved pork shoulders and cuts; prepared or preserved meat and offal
Canada's rank:
2nd largest supplier (Can$1.5 billion) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec
Sector growth in Japan:
4% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Japan, China, United Kingdom
Market size in Japan:
Can$7.1 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
United States, Canada, Spain

Protein (HS210610)

Top commodity:
Protein concentrates and textured protein substances (most are plant-based)
Canada's rank:
6th largest supplier (Can$0.4 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia
Sector growth in Japan:
6% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Market size in Japan:
Can$55.4 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
United States, China, France

Pulses (HS0713)

Top commodities:
Chickpeas; kidney beans and white pea beans;
Peas, dried shelled, including seed
Canada's rank:
3rd largest supplier (Can$32.3 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan
Sector growth in Japan:
2% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
India, China, Pakistan
Market size in Japan:
Can$256.2 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
China, Myanmar, Canada

Salmon products (HS030214, 030313, 030441, 030312, 030481, 160411, 030541, 030213, 030311, 030219)

Top commodities:
Frozen Pacific salmon; frozen fillets of Pacific salmon; frozen sockeye salmon (red salmon), Atlantic salmon and Danube salmon fresh or chilled
Canada's rank:
6th largest supplier (Can$53.8 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick
Sector growth in Japan:
11% decrease (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, Sweden, German
Market size in Japan:
Can$2.3 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
Chile, Norway, Russia

Shrimp products (HS030617, 030695, 030616, 030636, 030635, 160521, 160529, 030627, 030626)

Top commodities:
Frozen shrimps and prawns, even smoked, whether in shell or not; shrimps and prawns, prepared or preserved; frozen cold-water shrimps and prawns
Canada's rank:
8th largest supplier (Can$79.1 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia
Sector growth in Japan:
0.4% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, Japan, China
Market size in Japan:
Can$3.1 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia

Soybeans (HS1201)

Top commodity:
Soya beans
Canada's rank:
3rd largest supplier (Can$268.7 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Sector growth in Japan:
−0.5% decrease (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
China, Argentina, Mexico
Market size in Japan:
Can$2 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
United States, Brazil, Canada

Tallow (HS150210)

Top commodity:
Tallow of bovine animals
Canada's rank:
Largest supplier (Can$18.3 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Alberta only
Sector growth in Japan:
−16.8% decrease (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Singapore, Mexico, United States
Market size in Japan:
Can$20.3 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
Canada, South Korea, New Zealand

Vegetables (HS07)

Top commodities:
Fresh or chilled tomatoes; vegetable saps and extracts, Nesoi; frozen vegetables, Nesoi raw/cooked by boiling
Canada's rank:
10th largest supplier (Can$42.3 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta
Sector growth in Japan:
5.5% increase (2014-2018)
Market size in Japan:
Can$3.3 billion
Top import markets:
United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Top suppliers to Japan:
China, United States, Korea

Wheat (HS100119, 100199)

Top commodities:
Wheat and meslin; durum wheat
Canada's rank:
2nd largest supplier (Can$705.4 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba
Sector growth in Japan:
−0.7% decrease (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
Egypt, Indonesia, Algeria
Market size in Japan:
Can$2.1 billion
Top suppliers to Japan:
United States, Canada, Australia

Wheat gluten (HS1109)

Top commodity:
Wheat gluten, whether or not dried
Canada's rank:
2nd largest supplier (Can$10.4 million) to Japan in 2018
Top supplying Canadian provinces to Japan:
Not available
Sector growth in Japan:
8.6% increase (2014-2018)
Top global markets:
United States, Norway, Belgium
Market size in Japan:
Can$62.8 million
Top suppliers to Japan:
United States, Canada, Australia
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