More scary graphs of the state of the camera industry


The latest BCN sales data graph for April is out - the sales of mirrorless cameras in April were 26.1% compared to the same month last year. Last month (March) the comparison with last year was at 49.5%, and this month it was further reduced by another 50%... a shocking figure. Here is the number of units sold by manufacturers (all decreasing significantly):

  • Canon: 20.4%
  • Sony: 24.5%
  • Olympus: 25.8%

Here is another BCN graph on the camera sales volume growth rate (year-on-year comparison):

Looking at the growth rate from January 1 (2020/12 / 30-2020 / 1/5) to May 1 (2020/5 / 4-5 / 10) of 2020, January 1 is It started at 80.3%, a reduction of about 20%. It is clear that the growth rate has deteriorated over the course of the week and the demand for integrated lens cameras has decreased. In addition to this background, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus at the end of February, events were self-restrained one after another, and various events that pushed up camera demand such as graduation and entrance ceremonies were forced to be canceled or reduced in size. The growth rate for the 4th week of March finally interrupted 50%, and the growth rate after the 3rd week of April has remained around 30% `` BCN ranking '' which aggregates the actual sales data of consumer electronics mass retailers / online shops It became clear from. (BCN Ranking is a POS database that collects daily sales data from approximately 40% of Japanese electronics retailers)

BCN Ranking: “catastrophic” 50% sales drop of mirrorless cameras in March because of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Here is another graph from February 2020 (source: Statista):


And of course the latest graphs from CIPA:







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