The latest CIPA January 2021 numbers show the first positive signs of recovery


In their latest financial reports several companies revised upward their forecasts (Nikon, Canon, Sony) and the CIPA camera production numbers for January 2021 confirm the first signs of recovery – previous reports have been all negative for a very long time (orange: 2021, black: 2020, blue: 2019, click for larger view):

January 2021 CIPA numbers

Mirrorless unit sales and shipped value, and full-frame lens units and shipped value are up as compared to January 2020.

January 2021 (all comparisons to Jan 2020)

DSLR Units : 192K -16% YTD
DSLR Shipped Value: ¥7.8 billion -27% YTD

Mirrorless Units: 224K +2% YTD
Mirrorless Shipped Value: ¥20.3 billion +28% YTD

Compact Units: 220.7K -38% YTD
Compact Shipped Value: ¥4.87 billion -28% YTD

Lenses for smaller than 35mm Units: 401.9K -18% YTD
Lenses for smaller than 35mm Shipped Value: ¥5.55 billion -18% YTD

Lenses for 35mm and larger Units: 351.8K, +14% YTD
Lenses for 35mm and larger Shipped Value: ¥17.05 billion +16% YTD

Mirrorless unit share (of Mirrorless + DSLR): 53.8% (was 49% Jan 2020)
Mirrorless Shipped Value share: 72.2% (was 59.7% Jan 2020)

The ratio of lenses shipped to bodies shipped is 1.81 for January 2021. It was 1.78 for January 2020.

List of participating CIPA companies can be found here.
Source: CIPA (thanks ZoetMB), via NikonRumors



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