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.

Chocolate Market Share in Japan, 2013

Nikkei press estimated 2013 chocolate market share in Japan. According to it, the total amount 326 billion yen (2.7 billion dollars, 2.2 billion Euro) of chocolate were sold in 2013. 2013 sales were increased by 1.6% from 2012.
The top supplier was Meiji (30.7%), followed by Lotte, Glico, Morinaga, Nestlé. In 2012, Glico was in 4th place, but this time Glico overtook Morinaga and went up to 3rd place. Glico's main product Pocky was sold well.

Figure : Chocolate Market Share in Japan, 2013

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Manufacturer Market share (%)
Meiji 30.7
Lotte 21.1
Ezaki Glico 9.8
Morinaga 9.3
Nestle Japan 6.0
Others 23.1

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

 

Here is Pocky of Glico.

グリコ ポッキーチョコレート 2袋×10個

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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.