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Beef Market Size in Japan

In 2020, the Japanese beef market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the second consecutive year after two years of growth. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Beef consumption peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Beef Production in Japan

In value terms, beef production expanded notably to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, the total production indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2020: its value decreased at an average annual rate of -X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, production decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $X. From 2019 to 2020, production growth remained at a lower figure.

In 2020, the average yield of beef (cattle meat) in Japan reached X kg per head, leveling off at 2019. Over the period under review, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the yield increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average beef yield reached the maximum level in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.

In 2020, the number of animals slaughtered for beef production in Japan dropped to X heads, remaining constant against the year before. Over the period under review, the number of producing animals saw a mild decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the number of producing animals increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, the amount of animals produced attained the peak level of X heads. From 2009 to 2020, the growth of this number remained at a lower figure.

Beef Exports

Exports from Japan

Beef exports from Japan dropped sharply to X tonnes in 2020, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports, however, showed strong growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2019, and then fell dramatically in the following year.

In value terms, beef exports declined slightly to $X in 2020. In general, exports, however, continue to indicate a buoyant increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at $X in 2019, and then contracted modestly in the following year.

Exports by Country

Cambodia (X tonnes), Hong Kong SAR (X tonnes) and Viet Nam (X tonnes) were the main destinations of beef exports from Japan, together accounting for X% of total exports. These countries were followed by the U.S., Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan (Chinese), which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Thailand (+X% per year), while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for beef exported from Japan were Cambodia ($X), Hong Kong SAR ($X) and the U.S. ($X), together accounting for X% of total exports. Taiwan (Chinese), Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X terms of the main countries of destination, Thailand (+X% per year) saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average beef export price amounted to $X per tonne, increasing by X% against the previous year. In general, the export price continues to indicate a remarkable increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when the average export price increased by X% y-o-y. The export price peaked in 2020 and is likely to see steady growth in years to come.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Taiwan (Chinese) ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Viet Nam ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Taiwan (Chinese) (+X% per year), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Beef Imports

Imports into Japan

In 2020, purchases abroad of beef (cattle meat) decreased by -X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2015, thus ending a four-year rising trend. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at X tonnes in 2019, and then declined slightly in the following year.

In value terms, beef imports reduced to $X in 2020. Overall, total imports indicated a notable expansion from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2019, and then reduced in the following year.

Imports by Country

Australia (X tonnes), the U.S. (X tonnes) and Canada (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of beef imports to Japan, together accounting for X% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Canada, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Australia ($X), the U.S. ($X) and Canada ($X) constituted the largest beef suppliers to Japan, with a combined X% share of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers, Canada recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average beef import price amounted to $X per tonne, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. Over the last thirteen-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2019, and then fell modestly in the following year.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the countries with the highest prices were New Zealand ($X per tonne) and Australia ($X per tonne), while the price for Canada ($X per tonne) and Mexico ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by New Zealand, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for beef (cattle meat) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of beef consumption in 2020 were China (15M tonnes), the U.S. (13M tonnes) and Brazil (8.9M tonnes), together comprising 46% of global consumption. These countries were followed by Argentina, Pakistan, Russia, Mexico, Australia, India and France, which together accounted for a further 17%.
What are the largest producers of beef (cattle meat) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of beef production in 2020 were China (13M tonnes), the U.S. (12M tonnes) and Brazil (10M tonnes), with a combined 45% share of global production. Argentina, India, Australia, Pakistan, Mexico, Russia, France and Canada lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 21%.
What are the leading suppliers of beef (cattle meat) to Japan?
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In value terms, the largest beef suppliers to Japan were Australia ($1.5B), the U.S. ($1.4B) and Canada ($167M), with a combined 93% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of beef (cattle meat) from Japan?
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In value terms, Cambodia ($73M), Hong Kong SAR ($51M) and the U.S. ($39M) were the largest markets for beef exported from Japan worldwide, together accounting for 60% of total exports. These countries were followed by Taiwan (Chinese), Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, which together accounted for a further 26%.
What is the average export price for beef (cattle meat) in Japan?
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In 2020, the average beef export price amounted to $10,611 per tonne, jumping by 21% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for beef (cattle meat) in Japan?
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In 2020, the average beef import price amounted to $5,564 per tonne, falling by -2.7% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 947 - Buffalo meat
• FCL 867 - Meat of cattle

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the beef market in Japan. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Japan

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Japan
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, PRODUCING ANIMALS AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Producing Animals Slaughtered, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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