CIPA August camera production numbers are out


CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association in Japan) published their camera production data for August 2021 (orange: 2021, black: 2020, blue: 2019):

August 2021 CIPA numbers

August DSLR and Mirrorless body shipments were ahead of July 2021.  Mirrorless now has a 57.6% unit share of ILC’s and a 76.7% shipped value share. Based on the first eight months and last year’s shipping patterns, we predict a full-year estimate of 6.859 million ILC units shipped compared to (Canon has predicted a full fiscal year industry estimate of 6 million units and they claim they’ll take 50% of that):

  • 2020: 5.308 million 
  • 2019: 8.462 million 
  • 2018: 10.76 million 
  • 2017: 11.68 million 

August 2021 Calendar year-to-date Units & Shipped Value (All comparisons to Jan-Aug 2020):

  • DSLR Units : 1515K +15% YTD
  • DSLR Shipped Value: ¥61.2 billion +9% YTD
  • Mirrorless Units: 2055K  +42% YTD
  • Mirrorless Shipped Value: ¥202 billion +81% YTD
  • Compact Units: 2028K –3% YTD
  • Compact Shipped Value: ¥48.6 billion +8% YTD
  • Lenses for smaller than 35mm Units: 3376K +11% YTD
  • Lenses for smaller than 35mm Shipped Value: ¥50.7 billion +16% YTD
  • Lenses for 35mm and larger Units: 2843K, +43% YTD
  • Lenses for 35mm and larger Shipped Value: ¥157.7 billion +61% YTD
  • Cumulative YTD Mirrorless unit share (of Mirrorless + DSLR): 57.6% (was 52.2% Jan-Aug 2020)
  • Cumulative YTD Mirrorless Shipped Value share: 76.7% (was 66.6% Jan-Aug 2020)
  • The ratio of lenses shipped to bodies shipped is 1.74 for Jan-Aug 2021.  It was 1.82 for Jan-Aug 2020.

August 2021 Calendar year-to-date Geographic Share

DSLR, Mirrorless & Compacts:

  • Units: China 16%, Asia (not incl. China or Japan) 15%, Europe 37%, Americas 29%, Other 3%
  • Shipped Value: China 24%, Asia (not incl. China or Japan) 16%, Europe 28%, Americas 28%, Other 4%

Lenses:

  • Units: China 18%, Asia (not incl. China or Japan) 14%, Europe 34%, Americas 17%, Other 3%
  • Shipped Value: China 20%, Asia (not incl. China or Japan) 14%, Europe 30%, Americas 32%, Other 4%

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

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