CIPA January 2021 numbers: it’s no longer all red


CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association in Japan) published their camera production data for January 2021 (orange: 2021, black: 2020, blue: 2019, click for larger view) and the numbers are no longer red (negative) only – we finally starting to see some green (positive) developments (previous reports have been red across to board for a long time):

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)

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