Japan Meat – Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2024

GlobalData’s Country Profile report on the meat sector in Japan provides insights on high growth markets to target, trends in the usage of packaging materials, types and closures category level distribution data and companies market shares.

The Japanese meat sector was led by fresh meat (counter) category in value and volume terms in 2019. Furthermore, the frozen meat category is forecast to register fastest value and volume growth during 2019-2024. Hypermarkets & supermarkets is the leading channel for distribution of meat in the country. Rigid plastics was the most commonly used pack material in Japan. Itoham Foods Inc, NH Foods Ltd and Nichirei are the leading players in the Japanese meat sector.

What else is contained?

– Sector data: Overall sector value and volume data with growth analysis for 2014-2024

– Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for ambient meat, chilled raw packaged meat – processed, chilled raw packaged meat – whole cuts, cooked meats – counter, cooked meats – packaged, fresh meat (counter) and frozen meat with inputs on individual segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2019-2024

– Leading players: Market share of companies (in value terms) and private labels (in value terms) in 2019

– Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each category through distribution channels such as convenience stores, food & drinks specialists, hypermarkets & supermarkets, e-retailers, cash & carries & warehouse clubs, “dollar stores”, variety stores & general merchandise retailers, department stores, direct sellers and other general retailers.

– Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. pack material data for glass, flexible packaging

Scope

– Both per capita consumption and per capita expenditure of meat was higher in Japan than in the regional level in 2019

– Japanese consumers prefer value for money products in the meat sector

– The per capita consumption of fresh meat (counter) was higher than other meat categories in 2019

– Itoham Foods Inc. is the leading company in the Japanese meat sector in both value and volume terms in 2019

– Ito Ham, owned by Itoham Foods Inc. is the leading brand in both value and volume terms in the Japanese meat sector

– Private labels are growing at a higher CAGR than brands in the Japanese meat sector

– The health & wellness market in the Japanese meat sector is led by the ambient meat category

– Rigid plastics is the most commonly used pack material in the Japanese meat sector

Reasons to buy

– Identify high potential categories and explore further market opportunities based on detailed value and volume analysis

– Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities

– Gain an understanding of the total competitive landscape based on detailed company share analysis to plan effective market positioning

– Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion

– The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector

– Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as real GDP, nominal GDP, consumer price index, household consumption expenditure, population (by age group, gender, rural-urban split, and employed people and unemployment rate. It also includes economic summary of the country along with labour market and demographic trends.

Companies mentioned

Itoham Foods Inc.

NH Foods Ltd.

Nichirei

Tyson Foods Inc.

Johnsonville LLC

Prima Taste

Hormel Foods Corporation

Danish Crown Amba

Sakura

Jones Meat & Food Services Inc.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Reportscope

Executive summary

Part 1:Market Environment

Part 2: Sector Deep Dive

Part 3: Category DeepDive

Part 4: Distribution Analysis

Part 5: Competitive Environment

Part 6: Health & Wellness Analysis

Part 7: Packaging Analysis

Part 8: City DeepDive

Part 9: Consumergraphics

Part 10: Macroeconomic Analysis

Methodology

Definitions

Appendix

List of Tables

List of Tables

Leading value categories

Fastest-growing segments (value), 2019

Cross-category comparison – by value (2014-2024)

Cross-category comparison – by volume (2014-2024)

Per capita consumption (by category), Japan compared to Asia-Pacific and global levels (in kg), 2019

Ambient meat – value analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Ambient meat – volume analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Chilled raw packaged meat – processed – value analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Chilled raw packaged meat – processed – volume analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Chilled raw packaged meat – whole cuts – value analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Chilled raw packaged meat – whole cuts – volume analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Cooked meats – packaged – value analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Cooked meats – packaged – volume analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Fresh meat (counter) – value analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Fresh meat (counter) – volume analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Frozen meat – value analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Frozen meat – volume analysis by segment, 2014-2024

Change in distribution share, 2014-2019

Top five companies share by brand (in value and volume terms) in the meat sector, 2019

Brand shares of top five companies (in value and volume terms) by category, 2019

Category comparison- with H&W and non- H&W claims, 2014-2024

Performance overview (score: 1-100)

Category data, by segment

Per capita consumption (in kg), 2014-2024

Per capita expenditure (US$), 2014-2024

Meat sales distribution in Japan – by category (J¥ million), 2019

List of Figures

List of Figures

Value and volume share of Japan in the global and Asia-Pacific meat sector, 2019-2024

Japan compared to the other top countries in terms of market share, growth, and competitive landscape

PCC comparison – Japan, Asia-Pacific, and global, 2014-2024

PCE comparison – Japan, Asia-Pacific, and global, 2014-2024

Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, meat sector, 2014-2024

Extent to which consumers are trading up or down in the meat sector

Cross-category comparison – value growth analysis and category winners and losers

Cross-category comparison – volume growth analysis and category winners and losers

Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, ambient meat category, 2014-2024

Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, chilled raw packaged meat – processed category, 2014-2024

Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, chilled raw packaged meat – whole cuts category, 2014-2024

Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, cooked meats – counter category, 2014-2024

Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, cooked meats – packaged category, 2014-2024

Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, fresh meat (counter) category, 2014-2024

Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, frozen meat category, 2014-2024

Share of key distribution channels (in value terms) – meat, 2019

Key distribution channel share by category (in value terms), 2019

Leading companies (in value and volume terms) in the meat sector, 2019

Private label penetration by category (in value terms), 2019

Growth analysis, private label and brands, 2014-2019

Category-wise consolidation/fragmentation (in value terms) – meat , 2019

Prominence of health & wellness claims by category, US$ million, 2019-2024

Contribution of health & wellness by product attributes, US$ million, 2019-2024

Contribution of health & wellness by consumer benefits, US$ million, 2019-2024

Key pack materials in the Japanese meat sector, percentage share of pack units, 2019

Annual growth rate by key pack material, 2014-2024

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