The 2016 Import and Export Market for Pickled Vegetables, Fruit, and Nuts in Japan

The Food and Beverage Report has been published today. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of food and beverage industries.

On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts in Japan face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts to Japan? How important is Japan compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts vary from one country of origin to another in Japan? On the supply side, Japan also exports pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts. Which countries receive the most exports from Japan? How are these exports concentrated across buyers? What is the value of these exports and which countries are the largest buyers?

This report was created for strategic planners, international marketing executives and import/export managers who are concerned with the market for pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts in Japan. With the globalization of this market, managers can no longer be contented with a local view. Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact. I have developed a methodology, based on macroeconomic and trade models, to estimate the market for pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts for those countries serving Japan via exports, or supplying from Japan via imports. It does so for the current year based on a variety of key historical indicators and econometric models.

In what follows, Chapter 2 begins by summarizing where Japan fits into the world market for imported and exported pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts. The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Japan in particular, is estimated using a model which aggregates across over 150 key country markets and projects these to the current year. From there, each country represents a percent of the world market. This market is served from a number of competitive countries of origin. Based on both demand- and supply-side dynamics, market shares by country of origin are then calculated across each country market destination. These shares lead to a volume of import and export values for each country and are aggregated to regional and world totals. In doing so, we are able to obtain maximum likelihood estimates of both the value of each market and the share that Japan is likely to receive this year. From these figures, rankings are calculated to allow managers to prioritize Japan compared to other major country markets. In this way, all the figures provided in this report are forecasts that can be combined with internal information sources for strategic planning purposes.

After the worldwide summary in Chapter 2 of both imports and exports of pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts, Chapter 3 goes into detail on imports, but for each major country of origin serving Japan. A “major” market is defined as a country where Japan represents a substantially large share of either imports or exports. For each major country exporting to Japan, one can thus observe how important Japan is to that exporting country compared to other countries of the world. Chapter 4 does the same, but for exports of pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts originating from Japan, for each major country of destination. In doing so, one can discover the share that Japan has in each major market; this share value is often used as a measure of competitiveness for Japan. In all cases, the total dollar volume and percentage share values by major trading partner are provided. Combined, Chapters 3 and 4 present a the total picture for imports and exports of pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts to and from Japan to and from all other major countries in the world. "Pickled Vegetables, Fruit, and Nuts" as a category is defined in this report following the definition given by the United Nations Statistics Division Classification Registry using the Standard International Trade Classification, Revision 3 (SITC, Rev. 3). The SITC code that defined "pickled vegetables, fruit, and nuts" is 05671.