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.