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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

What Confectionery (Snacks/Sweets) is Popular in Japan

The following shows the yearly purchased amount of confectionery (snacks/sweets) by item in Japan. Unit is yen. It seems that ice cream is most popular. 

It is the average figure from 2011 to 2013. The survey was conducted by the Japanese government and target people were families which consist of more than two members. So this data does not include single households. 

Item Purchased amount (yen) $ Euro
Manju  1,426 14 10
Sweet bean jelly (Yokan) 750 8 5
Other Japanese-style unbaked confectionery 8,967 90 64
Cake  6,823 68 48
Jelly  2,048 20 15
Pudding  1,478 15 10
Sponge cake (Castella) 904 9 6
Other modern fresh confectionery 6,791 68 48
Ice cream  7,733 77 55
Rice Cracker 5,264 53 37
Chocolate  4,554 46 32
Snack 4,114 41 29
Biscuit  3,328 33 24
Candy  2,156 22 15
Chocolate confectionery  1,232 12 9
Others 20,273 203 144

 

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You may not be familiar with manju, sweet bean jelly (yokan), and rice cracker.

Below are the images.

Manju

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Rice cracker

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sweet bean jelly (yokan)

【贈り物に最適】Amazon限定特別ご奉仕品最高級本練りようかん 1本

Source is Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

www.stat.go.jp/data/kakei/zuhyou/rank09.xls

www.stat.go.jp/data/kakei/5.htm

 

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.