The Japanese Watch & Clock Industry in 2007
An Overview on Its Global Operation

Contents

Complete Watches

Complete Clocks

1-1 Development of Japanese Watch Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type

1-1 Development of Japanese Watch Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type

1-2 2007 Japanese Watch Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

1-2 2007 Japanese Watch Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

  • The 2007 shipments of Japanese complete watches under JGO decreased in units by 1% amounting to 78.6million units, and increased in value by 5% amounting to 166.5 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • An analysis by type in comparison with the previous year shows ±0% in units and +6% in value for analog quartz, -3% in units and ±0% in value for digital watches, and, ±0% in units and +9% in value for mechanical watches.
  • As for the Component ratio, analog quartz accounted for 69%, digital quartz for 26%, and mechanical watches for 5% in terms of units, while, an analog quartz accounted for 79%, digital quartz for 11%, and mechanical watches for 10% in terms of value.
  • For additional information, the 2007 total shipments of Japanese complete watches and watch movements under JGO decreased slightly in units by 1% amounting to 691 million units, and increased in value by 5% amounting to 234.1 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.

Figures in parentheses in Fig.2 and 3 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

1-3 2007 Japanese Watch Exports by Type & Component Ratio

1-3 2007 Japanese Watch Exports by Type & Component Ratio

1-4 2007 World Distribution of Japanese Watch Exports

1-4 2007 World Distribution of Japanese Watch Exports

  • The 2007 exports of Japanese complete watches (including those from overseas facilities and ports) increased in units by 1% amounting to 71.4 million units, and increased in value by 7% amounting to 122.2 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • Regarding destination of exported Japanese complete watches (including those from overseas facilities and ports), all destinations except N. America show an increase in value, in relation to the previous year.

Figures in parentheses in Fig.4 through 7 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

1-5 2007 Japanese Watch Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

1-5 2007 Japanese Watch Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

  • The 2007 domestic shipments of Japanese complete watches decreased in units by 15% amounting to 7.2million units, but kept the same level as the previous year in value amounting to 44.3 billion yen.
  • The shipment share of radio-controlled watches against all watches was 22% in units, and 43% in value.

Figures in parentheses in Fig. 8, 9 and 11 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

2-1 Development of Japanese Clock Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type

2-1 Development of Japanese Clock Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type

2-2 2007 Japanese Clock Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

2-2 2007 Japanese Clock Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

  • Others refer to Instrument Panel Clock & clocks of a similar type for vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft, or vessels, and other clocks.
  • The 2007 shipments of Japanese complete clocks under JGO decreased in units by 6% amounting to 19 million units, and in value by 2% amounting to 28.7 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • An analysis by type in comparison with the previous year shows -10% in units and -6% in value for table clocks, and ±0% in units and -1% in value for wall clocks.
  • As for the Component ratio, table clocks accounted for 54%, and wall clocks for 25% in terms of units, while, table clocks accounted for 37%, and wall clocks for 41% in terms of value.
  • For additional information, the 2007 total shipments of Japanese complete clocks and clock movements under JGO decreased in units by 5% amounting to 24.2 million units, and in value by 2% amounting to 29.3 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.

Figures in parentheses in Fig.13 and 14 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

2-3 2007 Japanese Clock Exports by Type & Component Ratio

2-3 2007 Japanese Clock Exports by Type & Component Ratio

2-4 2007 World Distribution of Japanese Clock Exports

2-4 2007 World Distribution of Japanese Clock Exports

  • The 2007 exports of Japanese complete clocks (including those from overseas facilities and ports) increased in units by 4% amounting to 5.6 million units, and increased in value by 6% amounting to 6.4 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • Regarding destination of exported Japanese complete clocks (including those from overseas facilities and ports), all destinations except N. America and C/S America show an increase in value, in relation to the previous year.

Figures in parentheses in Fig.15 through 18 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

2-5 2007 Japanese Clock Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

2-5 2007 Japanese Clock Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

  • The 2007 domestic shipments of Japanese complete clocks decreased in units by 9% amounting to 13.4 million units, and also in value by 5% amounting to 22.3 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • The shipment share of radio-controlled clocks against all clocks was 36% in units, and 50% in value.

Figures in parentheses in Fig.19 and 20 show variations in points by comparison with the previous year.

General notes for references

  1. Figs. 1 through 21 are based on JCWA (Japan Clock & Watch Association) data.
  2. Value is FOB amount for export. For domestic shipments, it is the selling amount minus domestic taxes.
  3. AQ stands for Analog Quartz watches inclusive of Combination Quartz watches, DQ for Digital Quartz watches, and ME for mechanical watches.