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Cosmetic Shipment

September 5, 2023

【Note】Cosmetic shipment in Production Statistics by METI was corrected retroactively in 2020 due to misreporting from some business sites. For this reason, the relevant parts of this statistics have been revised retroactively to 2020.

1. Shipment value of Cosmetic

According to Production Statistics by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), shipment value of cosmetic in Japan amounted to 1,265.4 billion yen in 2022, indicating a 9.0% decrease compared to the previous year. (Fig.1)

Figure 1 : Shipment value of cosmetic in japan (Unit : 100 million yen)
Fig. 1 Cosmetic Shipment in Value

Cosmetic shipment per unit (average shipping unit price per 1kg) had continuously decreased in deflationary trend since the 1990s. Although it has been on an upward trend since the 2010s, it turned to decline in 2020. (Fig.2)

Figure 2 : Average Shipping Unit Price per 1kg (Unit : yen)
Fig. 2 Average Shipping Unit Price per 1 kg
Figure 3 : Shipment per category in 2022
Fig. 3 Shipment per Category

Among an itemized breakdown of cosmetics (in value) in 2022, skincare cosmetics accounted for 44.9%, hair care for 29.4%, make-up cosmetics for 19.2%, specific purpose cosmetics for 6.0% and perfume/eau de cologne for 0.5%. (Fig.3)

As for the trends of principal items over five-year periods from 1995 to 2015, and yearly from 2016 to 2022, most items decreased from 2020 onward, but lipstick increased in 2022. (Fig.4)

Figure 4 : Trends of major categories from 1995 and 2022 (Unit : 100 million yen)
Fig. 4 Trends of Major Categories