Who Buys Japanese Watch Exports?

July 1999

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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