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Buckwheat Market Size in Japan

The Japanese buckwheat market reduced to $X in 2019, falling by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Buckwheat Production in Japan

In value terms, buckwheat production surged to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate a deep downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Buckwheat production peaked at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.

In 2019, the average buckwheat yield in Japan reduced slightly to X kg per ha, waning by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the yield saw a perceptible downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The buckwheat yield peaked at X kg per ha in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, the yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

The buckwheat harvested area in Japan stood at X ha in 2019, growing by X% compared with 2018 figures. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The buckwheat harvested area peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Buckwheat Exports

Exports from Japan

In 2019, approx. X tonnes of buckwheat were exported from Japan; jumping by X% compared with the previous year's figure. In general, exports continue to indicate a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, exports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2016 to 2019, the growth exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, buckwheat exports skyrocketed to $X in 2019. Overall, exports enjoyed strong growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

Viet Nam (X tonnes), France (X tonnes) and the U.S. (X tonnes) were the main destinations of buckwheat exports from Japan, together accounting for X% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by France, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, France ($X), the U.S. ($X) and Thailand ($X) appeared to be the largest markets for buckwheat exported from Japan worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports.

France saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, among the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average buckwheat export price amounted to $X per tonne, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, saw a abrupt shrinkage. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Thailand ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Viet Nam ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Indonesia, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Buckwheat Imports

Imports into Japan

After two years of growth, overseas purchases of buckwheat decreased by -X% to X tonnes in 2019. Overall, imports saw a perceptible downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, buckwheat imports reduced to $X in 2019. In general, imports showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

China (X tonnes), the U.S. (X tonnes) and Russia (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of buckwheat imports to Japan, with a combined X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Russia (+X% per year), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest buckwheat suppliers to Japan were the U.S. ($X), China ($X) and Russia ($X), together comprising X% of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers, Russia (+X% per year) 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

The average buckwheat import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, surging by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import price indicated perceptible growth from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, buckwheat import price decreased by -X% against 2015 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the average import price increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average import prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($X per tonne), while the price for Russia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Brazil, 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 buckwheat in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of buckwheat consumption in 2019 were China (1.2M tonnes), Russia (863K tonnes) and France (198K tonnes), together comprising 76% of global consumption.
What are the largest producers of buckwheat in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of buckwheat production in 2019 were China (1.2M tonnes), Russia (925K tonnes) and France (196K tonnes), with a combined 78% share of global production. These countries were followed by Ukraine, Poland, the U.S., Kazakhstan, Brazil and Lithuania, which together accounted for a further 17%.
What are the leading suppliers of buckwheat to Japan?
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In value terms, the largest buckwheat suppliers to Japan were the U.S. ($14M), China ($11M) and Russia ($3.9M), with a combined 96% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of buckwheat from Japan?
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In value terms, France ($18K), the U.S. ($14K) and Thailand ($12K) constituted the largest markets for buckwheat exported from Japan worldwide, with a combined 83% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for buckwheat in Japan?
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The average buckwheat export price stood at $2,120 per tonne in 2019, with an increase of 54% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for buckwheat in Japan?
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In 2019, the average buckwheat import price amounted to $642 per tonne, rising by 13% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 89 - Buckwheat

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the buckwheat 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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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, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
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 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
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, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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