Market environment » Japan
03.12.2010 Japanese tea market, 2009 – January-June 2010
Despite the fact that tea was not first discovered by the Japanese, they have turned tea ceremony into an elegant occupation which has become an integral part of Japanese culture.
02.12.2010 Coffee market in Japan, first half of 2010
However Japan is famous for its tea ceremonies, in the twenties century coffee became a significant part of everyday life of Japanese people and thus a traditional beverage.
01.12.2010 Japan raw silk external trade, 1st half of 2010
Chine is the world leader in production and export of silk. The country accounts for 90 percent out of total world export of raw silk.
Chocolate or chocolate substitute
26.11.2010 Japanese chocolate and chocolate products market, 2009 – January-June 2010
Japan is one the world’s leaders both in chocolate products exports and consumption.
, Agricultural oils Edible oils and fats
25.11.2010 Japanese vegetable oil and fat market, January-June 2010
In 2009 1 601 thousand tonnes of raw vegetable oils and fats were produced in Japan that was by 6.3% down compared to 2008.
24.11.2010 Japanese cocoa market, 2009 – January-June 2010
Due to Japan being one of the world’s leaders in chocolate production and cocoa being the main chocolate raw material the country given has become one of the world’s largest cocoa consumers covering approximately 6% of total world consumption following the USA, Germany, France, the UK and Russia.
Fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds
17.11.2010 Vegetable market review in Japan, 2009 – 1st half of 2010
In Japan in 2009 overall production of major vegetables fell if compared with 2008: Japanese radish by 0.7 percent, carrot by 1.2 percent, cabbage by 0.3 percent, spinach by 2.4 percent, cucumber by 1.1 percent, aubergine by 4.6 percent, tomatoes by 2.2 percent, sweet paper by 4.7 percent, onion by 9.2 percent.
Rice seeds or seedlings
17.11.2010 Review of rice market, 2009 – first half of 2010
In 2009 rice acreage in Japan covered 1,624 thousand hectare, that is 0.2% less than in 2008; with 99.9% of rice acreage for raw rice (paddy-rice) in 2009.
, Fresh eggs Meat and poultry
17.11.2010 Review of meat, meat goods and egg market in Japan 2009 - first half of 2010.
In the 1st half of 2010 in Japan overall production of beef was 241,058 thousand tons, pork – 649,835 thousand tons, horsemeat – 2,580 thousand tons and veal – only 439 thousand ton.
, Dairy industry development Dairy products and eggs
17.11.2010 Review of milk and dairy products market in Japan, 2009 – first half of 2010
3,966.3 thousand tons of cow milk were produced in the 1st half of 2010.
16.11.2010 Japan’s foreign trade in fish and seafood products, the first half of 2010
Japan is the world largest consumer of fish and seafood products.
, Hardwoods , Particleboard , Plywood , Rattan , Soft timber , Wood Wood pulp
16.11.2010 Japan’s forestry market, the first half of 2010
Distinctive feature of Japan’s forestry industry is prevalence of import over export. In the 1st half of 2010, by value, the import of forestry products was 91 times higher than export.
02.11.2010 Fruit market in Japan, 2009 in the first half of 2010
Overall production of fruits in Japan has increased in 2009: mandarins “Unshu” (by 10.7%), grape (by 0.6%) and pear (by 0.3%).
, Potato seeds or seedlings Vegetables
01.11.2010 Review of potato and sweet potato market in Japan, 2009 – 1st half of 2010
In 2009, the volume of production of autumn-planted potatoes was 2 398 thousand tonnes in Japan, 11.1% less than in 2008. 78% of the total volume, or 1879 thousand tonnes, was produced in the Hokkaido region of Japan.
Music on tape or compact disc
13.05.2010 World music market in 2009
In 2009 global music sales decreased by 7.2% and made up U.S. $ 17 billion in comparison with 2008, 80% of decrease fell at the two biggest markets - Japan and the USA. In 2009 revenue from physical media sales decreased by 12.7%.
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