Less than 370,000 cameras were sold in a month – the worst figure since the beginning of the year.
The Japan CIPA Camera Manufacturers Association, which includes Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony, and other manufacturers of photo equipment, has published another batch of sales statistics for digital cameras and interchangeable lenses. New data includes May sales. They were even worse than in April.
In May, sales of digital cameras amounted to only 27.4% of the level for May 2019
Sales of digital cameras for the year decreased from 1,349,282 units to 369,730 units. In other words, they fell to 27.4% of the base level, if we take sales as such in May last year. For comparison: in April, sales were 36.3% of the level a year ago, in March – 47.8%, in February – 72.6%, in January – 80.4%, that is, in May the worst indicator was recorded from the beginning of the year.
In May, 214,523 cameras were sold with interchangeable lenses, which is 28.5% of the figure for May 2019.
In May, 155 207 units were sold with non-replaceable lenses, which is 26.1% in May 2019, that is, their sales fell almost four times.