CIPA February numbers: no longer all red


CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association in Japan) published their camera production data for February 2021 (orange: 2021, black: 2020, blue: 2019, click for larger view) and the numbers are no longer all red (previous reports have been red across to board for a long time):

February 2021 CIPA numbers

Mirrorless unit sales and shipped value, and full-frame lens units and shipped value are up as compared to Jan-Feb 2020. Mirrorless units are up only 3%, but shipped value is up 45%, which means the units shipped are higher end, more expensive units.

February 2021 Calendar year-to-date (all comparisons to Jan-Feb 2020):

DSLR Units : 390K -15% YTD
DSLR Shipped Value: ¥15.4 billion -24% YTD

Mirrorless Units: 453K +3% YTD
Mirrorless Shipped Value: ¥43.6 billion +45% YTD

Compact Units: 467K -20% YTD
Compact Shipped Value: ¥9.7 billion -24% YTD

Lenses for smaller than 35mm Units: 780K -24% YTD
Lenses for smaller than 35mm Shipped Value: ¥10.6 billion -23% YTD

Lenses for 35mm and larger Units: 649K, +10% YTD
Lenses for 35mm and larger Shipped Value: ¥31.5 billion +8% YTD

Mirrorless unit share (of Mirrorless + DSLR): 53.7% (was 48.8% Jan-Feb 2020)
Mirrorless Shipped Value share: 73.9% (was 60% Jan-Feb 2020)

The ratio of lenses shipped to bodies shipped is 1.7 for Jan-Feb 2021. It was 1.77 for Jan-Feb 2020.

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


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