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.

Printing Paper Market Share in Japan, 2013

Nikkei press summarized the 2013 printing paper market share in Japan. According to it, 8.57 million tons of printing papers were produced in 2013. 2013 volume increased by 1.9% from 2012. 

The top supplier was Nippon Paper (29.8%). The history of paper-making companies is the history of mergers.

For instance, the history of Nippon Paper is the following;

  • 1949, Jujo Paper was founded
  • 1968, Jujo Paper merged Tohoku Pulp
  • (1968, Sanyo Pulp and Kokusaku Pulp merged into Sanyo-Kokusaku Pulp)
  • 1993, Jujo Paper merged Sanyo-Kokusaku Pulp, adopted the present name Nippon Paper
  • 2003, merged Daishowa Paper

The history of Oji Paper (2nd place in the market share);

  • 1949, Tomakomai Paper was founded
  • 1952, named Oji Paper
  • 1970, merged Kita-nippon Paper
  • 1979, merged Nippon Pulp Industry
  • 1989, merged Toyo Pulp
  • 1993, merged Kanzaki Paper
  • 1996, merged Honshu Paper

The history of Hokuetsu Kishu Paper (3rd place);

  • 1907, founded
  • 2009, merged Kishu Paper

The history of Daio Paper (4th place);

  • 1943, founded
  • 1983, purchased Nagoya Pulp

The history of Mitsubishi Paper (5th place);

  • 1898, founded
  • 1966, merged Shirakawa Pulp

Figure : Printing Paper Market Share in Japan, 2013

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Manufacturer Market share (%)
Nippon Paper 29.8
Oji Paper  19.7
Hokuetsu Kishu Paper 15.7
Daio Paper 12.5
Mitsubishi Paper Mills 7.1
Others 15.2

The source of the market share is Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper, the article on 2014 July 28th.

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