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Japan: Wheelchair Market Overview 2021

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Wheelchair Market Size in Japan

The Japanese wheelchair market stood at $X in 2020, stabilizing at the previous year. Overall, the total consumption indicated a noticeable increase 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. Based on 2020 figures, consumption increased by +X% against 2013 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $X. From 2013 to 2020, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Wheelchair Production in Japan

In value terms, wheelchair production reached $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, the total production indicated measured growth from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, production increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the production volume increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, production remained at a lower figure.

Wheelchair Exports

Exports from Japan

In 2020, approx. X units of wheelchairs were exported from Japan; waning by -X% compared with 2019. Over the period under review, exports showed a abrupt decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, exports reached the peak of X units. From 2018 to 2020, the growth exports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, wheelchair exports fell remarkably to $X in 2020. Overall, exports continue to indicate a deep slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, exports reached the peak of $X. From 2018 to 2020, the growth exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

South Korea (X units) was the main destination for wheelchair exports from Japan, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, wheelchair exports to South Korea exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Germany (X units), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Taiwan (Chinese) (X units), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume to South Korea was relatively modest. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Germany (-X% per year) and Taiwan (Chinese) (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest markets for wheelchair exported from Japan were South Korea ($X), Germany ($X) and Canada ($X), together accounting for X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Taiwan (Chinese), China, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong SAR and the U.S., which together accounted for a further X saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, among the main countries of destination 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 wheelchair export price amounted to $X per unit, jumping by X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, continues to indicate a mild decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, export price reached the peak level of $X per unit. From 2014 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Canada ($X per unit), while the average price for exports to Thailand ($X per unit) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Canada, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Wheelchair Imports

Imports into Japan

In 2020, supplies from abroad of wheelchairs decreased by -X% to X units, falling for the second consecutive year after three years of growth. In general, imports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at X units in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, wheelchair imports reduced to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, total imports indicated a notable 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, imports decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, China (X units) was the main wheelchair supplier to Japan, with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Taiwan (Chinese) (X units), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from China was relatively modest.

In value terms, China ($X) constituted the largest supplier of wheelchair to Japan, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Taiwan (Chinese) ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from China stood at +X%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average wheelchair import price amounted to $X per unit, growing by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import price indicated a pronounced expansion from 2007 to 2020: its price 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. Based on 2020 figures, wheelchair import price decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 an increase of X% y-o-y. The import price peaked at $X per unit in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Taiwan (Chinese) ($X per unit), while the price for China totaled $X per unit.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Taiwan (Chinese).

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for wheelchairs in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of wheelchair consumption was India (16M units), accounting for 41% of total volume. Moreover, wheelchair consumption in India exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, China (4.1M units), fourfold. The U.S. (2M units) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 5.1% share.
What are the largest producers of wheelchairs in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of wheelchair production in 2020 were India (16M units), China (12M units) and Pakistan (802K units), with a combined 69% share of global production.
What are the leading suppliers of wheelchairs to Japan?
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In value terms, China ($63M) constituted the largest supplier of wheelchair to Japan, comprising 86% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Taiwan (Chinese) ($4.6M), with a 6.3% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of wheelchairs from Japan?
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In value terms, South Korea ($580K), Germany ($575K) and Canada ($417K) were the largest markets for wheelchair exported from Japan worldwide, with a combined 66% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Taiwan (Chinese), China, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong SAR and the U.S., which together accounted for a further 21%.
What is the average export price for wheelchairs in Japan?
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The average wheelchair export price stood at $441 per unit in 2020, picking up by 25% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for wheelchairs in Japan?
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The average wheelchair import price stood at $157 per unit in 2020, rising by 8.5% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 30922030 - Invalid carriages not mechanically propelled
• Prodcom 30922090 - Invalid carriages motorised or mechanically propelled

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the wheelchair 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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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
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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
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
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 VOLUME AND VALUE
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:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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