The Japanese Watch & Clock Industry in 2014
An Overview on Its Global Operation

Contents

Complete Watches

Complete Clocks

General notes for references : Japanese Global Operation (JGO) refers to business activities of Japan's watch & clock industry including overseas production and exports from overseas ports.

1-1 Development of Japanese Watch Export & Domestic Shipments in units

1-1 Development of Japanese Watch Export & Domestic Shipments in units

1-2 Development of Japanese Watch Export & Domestic Shipments in value

1-2 Development of Japanese Watch Export & Domestic Shipments in value

  • The 2014 shipments of Japanese complete watches under JGO increased in units by 2% amounting to 68.3 million units, and increased in value by 16% amounting to 248.2 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • An analysis by type in units in comparison with the previous year shows +3% for analog quartz, -1% for digital quartz and -1% for mechanical watches respectively.
  • For additional information, the 2014 total shipments of Japanese complete watches and watch movements under JGO decreased in units by 2% amounting to 565 million units, and increased in value by 13% amounting to 320.8 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.

1-3 Development of Japanese Watch Exports by Type

1-3 Development of Japanese Watch Exports by Type

1-4 2014 World Distribution of Japanese Watch Exports

1-4 2014 World Distribution of Japanese Watch Exports

  • The 2014 exports of Japanese complete watches (including those from overseas facilities and ports) increased in units by 1% amounting to 60.3 million units, and increased in value by 13% amounting to 141.3 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • Regarding destination of exported Japanese complete watches (including those from overseas facilities and ports), North America, Europe and Asia show increase in value in relation to the previous year.

1-5 Development of Japanese Watch Domestic Shipments by Type

1-5 Development of Japanese Watch Domestic Shipments by Type

  • The 2014 domestic shipments of Japanese complete watches increased in units by 8% amounting to 8.0 million units, and increased in value by 19% amounting to 106.9 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • The shipment share of radio controlled watches against all watches was 26% in units, and 43% in value.

2-1 Development of Japanese Clock Export & Domestic Shipments in units

2-1 Development of Japanese Clock Export & Domestic Shipments in units

2-2 Development of Japanese Clock Export & Domestic Shipments in value

2-2 Development of Japanese Clock Export & Domestic Shipments in value

  • Others refer to Instrument Panel Clock & clocks of a similar type for vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft, or vessels, and other clocks.
  • The 2014 shipments of Japanese complete clocks under JGO keeps same level in units amounting to 16.0 million units, and decreased in value by 4% amounting to 27.7 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • An analysis by type in units in comparison with the previous year shows -8% for table clocks and +6% for wall clocks.
  • For additional information, the 2014 total shipments of Japanese complete clocks and clock movements under JGO decreased in units by 8% amounting to 20.0 million units, and decreased in value by 4% amounting to 28.8 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.

2-3 Development of Japanese Clock Exports by Type

2-3 Development of Japanese Clock Exports by Type

2-4 2014 World Distribution of Japanese Clock Exports

2-4 2014 World Distribution of Japanese Clock Exports

  • The 2014 exports of Japanese complete clocks (including those from overseas facilities and ports) keeps same level in units amounting to 4.0 million units, and increased in value by 12% amounting to 4.9 billion yen, in relation to the previous year.
  • Regarding destination of exported Japanese complete clocks (including those from overseas facilities and ports), North America, Europe and Asia show increase in value in relation to the previous year.

2-5 Development of Japanese Clock Domestic Shipments by Type

2-5 Development of Japanese Clock Domestic Shipments by Type

  • The 2014 domestic shipments of Japanese complete clocks keeps same level in units amounting to 12.0 million units and decreased by 7% amounting to 22.8 billion yen in value, in relation to the previous year.
  • The shipment share of radio controlled clocks against all clocks was 45% in units, and 58% in value.

General notes for references

  1. Figs. 1 through 8 and 9 through 16 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.