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MAFF UPDATE No.694 (Published on MAY 9, 2008)

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Number 694
MAY 9, 2008

A weekly update of news from the Japanese
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
International Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Kasumigaseki 1-2-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950
Fax: 81-3-3502-8084
Editor: Yoshiyuki Ohtani

 

 

Summary of Survey Results on Activities in Food Industry in 2007
(Survey on Japanese Companies expanding overseas)

 

The survey data have been compiled based on the responses from 125 (approx. 40 percent) out
of the 342 Japan-based companies establishing overseas subsidiaries in the food business of
the East Asia region.

Due care is therefore needed when using the information given here does not cover all
conditions of the overseas subsidiaries operating in the East Asian food market.

Note: The 336 Japan-based companies mentioned above are based on the hearing from the industry
segments.

 

[Summary of Results]

1. Sales in food sector

In 2006, sales by the subsidiaries active in the East Asia food market amounted to 1202.2 billion yen.

 

(1) Sales shares by business category indicates that food product production was the highest share
(52% of total sales), followed by the wholesaler trade (21%), the beverage production (18%), and the
retail sector (8%).

 

(2) Sales shares by country indicates that China was the highest share (43%), followed by Taiwan (16%),
and South Korea (15%).

 

Chart 1 Sales shares by business category in food sector (%)

 

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 Note: The chart shows sales shares by business category in the 307 overseas subsidiaries, which
 responded to the survey on food sales in the food industry.

 

Chart 2 Sales shares by country in food sector (%)

 

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 Note: The chart shows sales shares by country or region in the 307 overseas subsidiaries, which
responded to the survey on food sales in the food industry.

 

 2. Sales shares by delivery destination

Sales shares by delivery destination indicates that the local selling (overseas) was the highest
percentage (76%), followed by the selling in third countries (9%). Thus, the sales outside of Japan
accounted for 85% of total.

 

 Chart 3 Sales shares by delivery destination in food sector (%)

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 Note: The chart shows the sales shares by delivery destination in the 282 overseas subsidiaries, which
responded to the survey on food sales in the food industry.

 

 

The East Asian region
In this survey, the East Asian region includes the following 14 countries and areas:
China, Taiwan, (South) Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos,
Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei and India.

 

 


 

STATISTICS

The following statistics are available from the Statistics Planning Division of the Statistics Department (Tel. 03-6744-2037).

 

  1. Summary of Survey on the Trend of Fishery Employment , 2007
  2. Statistics on Chicks Hatched, February 2008.
  3. Prices of Lumber, March 2008.
  4. Monthly Statistics on Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables, February 2008
  5. Statistics on Marketing of Fisheries Products in Consuming Areas, February 2008
  6. Market Report on Retailers of Fresh Foods, Last 10 days of March 2008
  7. Flori culture circulation statistics(February, 2008)
  8. Vegetables and fruits style statistics ten-day report (the end of March, 2008)
  9. Refrigeration marine products style statistics (nationwide main refrigerator)(February, 2008)
  10. Production of Wheat and Barley,2007.
  11. Production of Soybeans , 2007.
  12. Statistics on Lumber, 2007.
  13. Periodical Statistics on Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables, First 10 days of April 2008.
     

 

 Notes: 1. All materials are in Japanese unless otherwise noted.
              2. Contacts may not be able to respond to inquiries in any language except Japanese.

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