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Cosmetic Shipment

September 18, 2020

Cosmetic shipment in Production Statistics by METI was corrected retroactively in 2013 due to misreporting from some business sites. For this reason, the relevant parts of this statistics have been revised retroactively to 2013.

According to Production Statistics by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), cosmetic shipments in Japan indicated 4.0% increase, amounted 1,761.1 billion yen in 2019. (Fig. 1)

Fig. 1 Cosmetic Shipment in Value

Fig. 1 Cosmetic Shipment in Value

Cosmetic shipment per unit (average shipping unit price per 1kg) had continuously decreased in deflationary trend since 1990s. It is on the upward trend in recent years, however, has not reached the amount of 1990s yet. (Fig. 2)

Fig. 2 Average Shipping Unit Price per 1 kg

Fig. 2 Average Shipping Unit Price per 1 kg

Fig. 3 Shipment per Category in 2019

Fig. 3 Shipment per Category in 2019

Among an itemized breakdown of cosmetics (in value) in 2019, skincare cosmetics accounted for 50.4%, hair care for 22.3%, make-up cosmetics for 21.2%, specific use for 5.8% and perfume /eau de cologne for 0.3%. (Fig. 3)

The trends of the principal items over five-years periods from 1985 to 2015, and 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 show shipments of lotions, cleansing cremes and sunscreens have increased, whereas nail enamels, perfumes and eau de colognes have decreased. (Fig. 4)

Fig. 4 Trends of Major Categories between 1985 and 2019

Fig. 4 Trends of Major Categories between 1985 and 2019