Timepieces:Data & Statistics
Who Buys Japanese Watch Exports?
Japanese watch exports increased 9% to 669 million units in 1998. However,
the value of the country's watch exports dropped 4%, in part because of
reduced movement prices.
The production of analog quartz watches in Japan grew 15% in 1998. Made
largely for export, these analogs accounted for 77% of watch production
worldwide, up 5% from 1997. Regarding digital watches, Japanese production
fell 1%, but sales increased slightly. Figures in millions.
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