The lat­est sta­tis­tics released by the Japan Cam­era and Imag­ing Man­u­fac­tur­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (CIPA) indi­cate that due to fac­tors such as chip short­ages, glob­al dig­i­tal cam­era ship­ments in May 2022 (equal to Japan­ese fac­to­ry ship­ments) decreased by 10. 4% com­pared to the same month last year.

Glob­al ship­ments of dig­i­tal cam­eras rose 47.4% year on year to 62.185 bil­lion yen in May, the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive month of growth. In terms of region­al ship­ments, Japan’s dig­i­tal cam­era ship­ments in May fell 10.1% from the same month last year to 69,000 units, while ship­ments rose 84.9% to 5.434 bil­lion yen.

For the cumu­la­tive peri­od from Jan­u­ary to May 2022, glob­al dig­i­tal cam­era ship­ments decreased by 22.3% to 2.804 mil­lion units com­pared to the same peri­od last year, while ship­ments increased by 8.8% com­pared to the same peri­od last year to 219.485 bil­lion yen . Glob­al dig­i­tal cam­era pro­duc­tion fell 7.9% year-on-year to 641,000 units in May, while pro­duc­tion fell 21.6% year-on-year to 2.79 mil­lion units between Jan­u­ary and May.