The Japanese Watch & Clock Industry in 2000
An Outlook on its Global Operation

Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Japanese & World Watch Industry

1-1 Japanese Watch Production & Exports in Global Operation

1-2 Japanese Position in World Perspective

Chapter 2: Overview of Japanese & World Clock Industry

2-1 Japanese Clock Production & Exports in Global Operation

2-2 Japanese Position in World Perspective

Chapter 1: Overview of Japanese & World Watch Industry

1-1 Japanese Watch Production & Exports in Global Operation

1-1-1 Development of Japanese Watch Production: By Type (Complete Watches & Movements)

1-1-2 2000 Japanese Watch Production: Type & Component Ratio (Complete Watches & Movements)

  • The 2000 total production of Japanese watches (complete watches and movements), including overseas production, increased in quantity by 5 % amounting to 731 million units and decreased in value by 6 % to 216.7 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • An analysis of the units of watches by type shows an increase in analog quartz by 5% and a drop in digital quartz by 6 % and increased in mechanical watches by 13%, in relation to the previous year.
  • As for component ratio by unit, analog quartz accounted for 93% of all the watches, digital quartz for 6%, and mechanical watches for 1%, all kind of type keeping the same level from the comparable figure last year.
  • Japanese Global Operation (JGO) refers to business activities of Japan's watch industry including overseas production and exports from overseas ports.
  • Figs. 1 through 3 are based on JCWA (Japan Clock & Watch Association) data.
  • Figures in parentheses in Figs. 2 and 3 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

1-1-3 2000 Japanese Watch Exports: By Type (Complete Watches & Movements)

1-1-4 2000 World Distribution of Japanese Watch Exports (Complete Watches)

  • The 2000 total exports of Japanese complete watches and movements (including those from overseas facilities and ports) increased in quantity by 3% amounting to 677 million units and decreased in value by 10% to 198.8 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • Regarding destination of exports of Japanese complete watches, exports to North America and Asia increased in quantity but other destination of exports except North America decreased in value, in relation to the previous year.
  • Figs. 4 through 7 are based on JCWA data.
  • Figures in parentheses in Figs. 4 through 7 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

1-2 Japanese Position in World Perspective

1-2-1 Development of World Watch Production: By Type [Estimates]

1-2-2 Japanese Position in 2000 World Watch Production [Estimates]

  • The 2000 world watch production is estimated to increase in quantity amounting to 1,270 million units, owing to an increase of analog quartz watches, in relation to the previous year.
  • The world watch production by type is estimated to show an increase in analog quartz by 7%, a decrease in digital quartz by 7% and a decrease in mechanical watches by 27%, in relation to the previous year.
  • As for component ratio by type, units of analog quartz increased in estimation by 3 points, digital quartz decreased by 3 points and mechanical watches kept the same level as the previous year.
  • Japanese total watch production (consisting of complete watches and movements), including overseas production is estimated to account for 58% of the world total watch production, showing an increase by 2 points in relation to the previous year. In the analog quartz business, Japanese watches are estimated to account for 75% of the world total, showing a decrease by 2 points in relation to the previous year.
  • JGO refers to Japanese Global Operation.
  • WP refers to World Production.
  • Note that there is no official data on world watch production. The above figures are estimates by JCWA.
  • Figures in parentheses in Figs. 9 through 11 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

Chapter 2 Overview of Japanese & World Clock Industry

2-1 Japanese Clock Production & Exports in Global Operation

2-1-1 2000 Japanese Clock Exports: (Complete Clocks & Movements)

2-1-2 2000 Japanese Clock Exports: (Complete Clocks & Movements)

  • The 2000 total production of Japanese clocks (complete clocks and movements), including overseas production, decreased in quantity by 15% amounting to 34 million units and also in value by 13% to 35.3 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • Total exports of Japanese complete clocks and movements (including those from overseas facilities and ports) decreased in quantity to 14 million units showing a drop by 10% from the previous year's mark. Exports in value increased by 3% amounting to 6.3 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • Japanese Global Operation(JGO) refers to business activities of Japan's clock industry including overseas production and exports from overseas ports.
  • Figs. 12 through 15 are based on JCWA data.
  • Figures in parentheses in Figs. 12 through 15 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

2-2 Japanese Position in World Perspective

2-2-1 Development of World Clock Production [Estimates]

2-2-2 Japanese Position in 2000 World Clock Production [Estimates]

  • The 2000 world clock production is estimated to decrease in quantity by 5% amounting to 390 million units.
  • Japanese total production of complete clocks and movements including overseas production is estimated to account for around 9% of the world total clock production, one point lower than the previous year's mark.
  • JGO refers to Japanese Global Operation.
  • Note that there is no official data on world clock production. The above figures are estimates by JCWA.
  • Figure in parentheses in Fig. 17 shows a variation in points by comparison with the previous year.