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Olympus bad year in Japan: -21,3% in camera value sales and -13,8% in camera unit sales

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BCNretail published the market shares data between April 2018 to March 2019.

Canon did hold 37.3% of the overall camera market shares (fixed lens plus system cameras)
Nikon did hold 26,7% of the overall camera market shares
Sony did hold 13,1% of the overall camera market shares
Olympus did hold 6% of the overall camera market sharesa
Ricoh did hold 5.8% of the overall camera market shares

Compared to the previous year:

Canon sold -1,3% cameras (units of sales)
Nikon sold -15% cameras
Sony sold -6,6% cameras
Olympus sold -13,8% cameras
Fuji sold +19,4% cameras

Overall value:

Canon camera sales value dropped -11,4%
Nikon camera sales value dropped -28,5%
Sony camera sales value increased +14,5%
Olympus camera sales value dropped -21,3%
Fuji camera sales value increased +0,6%

Olympus had a very bad year in 2018 and this is no secret. Olympus officially stated that the closing of their production plant in China and the opening of the new one in Vietnam forced them to stop the announcement of new cameras. It’s now very important for Olympus to release their new models to get back to break even.

via Digicameinfo

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