Japan: Exporter Guide Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2022-0113

The Japanese food market was valued at $698 billion in 2021 with retail sales accounting for $467 billion (67 percent) and foodservice sales accounting for $231 billion (33 percent). Japan relies on imports from other countries for the bulk of its food supply. The United States is the leading agricultural product supplier with a 23 percent market share in 2021. The Japanese market is highly competitive with consumers seeking quality, value, and convenience. This report serves as an all-in-one resource for prospective U.S. exporters to Japan with information on the food and beverage market, business culture, consumer preferences, import regulations, trends, and the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. Links are provided to additional resources with further details on each of these topics.

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