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.

Inkjet Printer Market Share in Japan, 2013

I use an old-type Canon printer to make my new-year's post cards. Its price was less than 10,000 yen ($100). Recent years my printer does not print photos well. It cannot reproduce the original color in the photo. I would like to buy new one. What brand should I buy?

An inkjet printer is commonly used as a personal printer. Last year (2013) total 5.8 million printers were sold in Japan. 

According to Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper and Gartner Japan, the market share of inkjet printers in 2013 was the following.

Figure : Inkjet Printer Market Share in Japan, 2013

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Big 2, Epson and Canon are in rivalry. But the size of the printer market is decreasing. Gartner Japan estimates the inkjet printer market will decrease by 5.2% this year (2014).

Manufacturer Market share (%)
Epson 41.7
Canon 40.0
Brother 10.8
HP 6.8
Ricoh 0.7

Source is Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper, the article on 2014 July 28th.

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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.