— Latest update: July 2022 —
In 2020, the Japanese agricultural biotechnology market was valued at about 615 billion yen. Japan remains one of the world’s largest per-capita importers of food and feed produced using modern biotechnologies. In 2019, Japan imported 16 million metric tons (MT) of corn, 3,2 million MT of soybeans and 2,4 million MT of canola in which genetic engineering is predominantly used. Japan also imports huge amounts of processed foods containing biotechnology-produced ingredients.
USDA FAS, Japan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual, 2020
EU-Japan Centre, Latest trends in biotechnology research in Japan, 2021
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