Domestic unit shipments of consumer electronics Japan 2019

In 2019, almost 25.6 million car speakers were shipped domestically in Japan, representing an increase of around 2.3 percent compared to the previous year. Stereo headphones followed with a domestic shipment volume of about 6.8 million units.

Shipment volume growth rate

When it comes to the annual growth rate of major consumer electronic equipment, vehicle DSRC units recorded the highest, with a shipment volume increased by more than 23 percent compared with the previous year. The shipment volume of car AV main units also grew by 15 percent, indicating an expanding demand for automotive electronics. In terms of household appliances, speaker systems showed the highest growth of approximately 13 percent. Flat-panel-display TVs also demonstrated an increase of close to eight percent from the previous year.

Flat-panel-display TVs

Despite a significant decrease in shipments compared to 2010, flat-screen TVs have remained one of the main types of consumer electronic equipment shipped in the country. 4K resolution TVs and hybridcast TVs shared around the same amount of the domestic shipment volume in 2019. Hybridcast TV is developed by the Japanese national broadcasting corporation NHK and provides a service which combines broadcasting with the internet. With the Hybridcast TVs, consumers can access the internet for related information simultaneously with the program broadcasting. Some leading Japanese brands such as Toshiba, Sony, and Panasonic produce TVs with this infrastructure system as well.

Domestic shipments of major consumer electronic equipment in Japan in 2019

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Release date

January 2020



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Supplementary notes

The source provides the following information: "Figures are based on flush reports and do not take into account the amendments made after their announcement."

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