Canned drinks production volume Japan 2010-2019

In 2018, the production volume of canned beverages in Japan amounted to around 2.44 million tons, a decrease from over three million tons in 2009. The Japanese market encompasses a variety of non-alcoholic beverages sold in tin cans including canned fruit-based drinks, vegetable juices, and coffee-based beverages.

Canned beverages in Japan

Tin cans were popular containers within the Japanese alcoholic beverage industry, with market leaders selling their brewed and ready-to-drink alcoholic drinks in tin cans of various sizes.
However, due to its practicality, PET bottles were the most common container types used within the Japanese non-alcoholic beverage market, while tin cans accounted for the second largest share of domestic soft drink sales. With bottles growing in popularity as a beverage container, the production of beverage cans in Japan recorded a sudden drop in recent years.

Preserving food in cans, bottles or jars?

The Japanese retail market offers consumers a wide spectrum of beverages and preserved foodstuff filled in retort pouched, tin cans, and jars. Since the busy lifestyle cuts down time consumers have for home-made meals, prepared food products like rice meals packed in retort pouches offer a popular and quick alternative to fill stomachs.

Production volume of canned beverages in Japan from 2010 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Values have been rounded.

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