The Japanese Watch & Clock Industry in 2010
An Overview on Its Global Operation

Contents

Complete Watches

Complete Clocks

Remark:

  1. Japanese Global Operation (JGO) refers to business activities of Japan's watch & clock industry including overseas production and exports from overseas ports.
  2. The calculation basis for the value of domestic shipments has been altered since 2008 for both watches and clocks.

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

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

* The figures of the value in 2008 and after are incomparable to those of previous years.

1-2 2010 Japanese Watch Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

1-2 2010 Japanese Watch Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

  • The 2010 shipments of Japanese complete watches under JGO increased to 65.9 million units and 167.3 billion yen by 16% in units and 11% in amount respectively compared to the previous year.
  • An analysis by type in units in comparison with the previous year shows +13% and +26% for alanog quartz and digital watches respectively, and +9% for mechanical watches.
  • As for the Component ratio, analog quartz accounted for 66%, digital quartz for 30%, and mechanical watches for 4% in terms of units.
  • For additional information, the 2010 total shipments of Japanese complete watches and watch movements under JGO increased to 673 million units and 225.7billion yen by 24% in units and 15% in amount respectively compared to the previous year.

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

1-3 2010 Japanese Watch Exports by Type & Component Ratio

1-3 2010 Japanese Watch Exports by Type & Component Ratio

1-4 2010 World Distribution of Japanese Watch Exports

1-4 2010 World Distribution of Japanese Watch Exports

  • The 2010 exports of Japanese complete watches (including those from overseas facilities and ports) increased in units by 18% to 59.2 million units, and in value by 14% to 99.2 billion yen respectively, in relation to the previous year.
  • Regarding destination of exported Japanese complete watches (including those from overseas facilities and ports), all destinations except Oceania 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 2010 Japanese Watch Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

1-5 2010 Japanese Watch Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

  • The 2010 domestic shipments of Japanese complete watches increased by 5% in units and 6% in value in relation to the previous year, amounting to 6.6 million units, and 68.1 billion yen in value.
  • The shipments share of radio controlled watches against all watches was 23% in units, and 40% in value.

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


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

*The figures of the value in 2008 are incomparable to those of previous years.

2-2 2010 Japanese Clock Exports & Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio


2-2 2010 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 2010 shipments of Japanese complete clocks under JGO increased to 17.3 million units and 30.3 billion yen by 11% in units and 8% in amount respectively compared to the previous year.
  • An analysis by type in units in comparison with the previous year shows +12% for table clocks and +8% for wall clocks respectively.
  • As for the Component ratio, table clocks accounted for 59%, and wall clocks for 24% in terms of units.
  • For additional information,the 2010 total shipments of Japanese complete clocks and clock movements under JGO increased to 23 million units and 30.8 billion yen by 13% in units and 8% in value respectively compared to the previous year.

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

2-3 2010 Japanese Clock Exports by Type & Component Ratio

2-3 2010 Japanese Clock Exports by Type & Component Ratio

2-4 2010 World Distribution of Japanese Clock Exports

2-4 2010 World Distribution of Japanese Clock Exports

  • The 2010 exports of Japanese complete clocks (including those from overseas facilities and ports) increased in units by 19% to 4.8 million units, and in value by 8% to 3.9 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 Middle East 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 2010 Japanese Clock Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

2-5 2010 Japanese Clock Domestic Shipments by Type & Component Ratio

  • The 2010 domestic shipments of Japanese complete clocks increased by 8% both in units and value in relation to the previous year, amounting to 12.5 million units, and 26.3 billion yen in value.
  • The shipments share of radio controlled clcoks against all clocks was 46% in units, and 58% 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 for domestic clients 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.