Japan: Food Processing Ingredients

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2021-0044

In 2020, Japan’s food processing industry manufactured $218.3 billion of food and beverage products, down 1.1 percent from $220.8 billion in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic limited dining out and led to increases in home cooking. With that, large drops in the production values of soft drinks, juices, water, and alcoholic beverages were nearly offset by growth in wheat flour, dairy, health foods, and convenience or ready-to-eat foods. The pandemic further contributed to the decade-long upward trend in frozen food consumption, which has jumped from $5.56 billion in 2010 to $6.57 billion in 2020. The United States is Japan’s number one agricultural trading partner and has a reputation for being a reliable supplier of safe and high-quality foods.

Related Reports

The Burmese military regime is intervening in the rice market to control higher prices. The regime detained dozens of domestic and foreign rice merchants and representatives from supermarkets and has pledged to prosecute traders who were selling rice...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report provides information and guidance on the export certification requirements for U.S. products entering Costa Rica. This report supplements the 2024 Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Report prepared by the San...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: FAIRS Country Report Annual

This report outlines the regulatory requirements and import procedures for food and agricultural products entering Costa Rica. The only significant regulatory change since the 2023 report was the adoption of a Central American Technical Regulation...