The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association says that last year (2013), total 4.398 million refrigerators were sold in Japan. The sales in 2013 increased by 4.1% from 2012.
According to Nikkei newspaper, the most popular refrigerator was Panasonic one. Panasonic had the largest share (22.6%), followed by Sharp, Hitachi, Mitsubishi and Toshiba. In the refrigerator market, still many manufacturers compete one another.
Figure : Refrigerator Market Share in Japan, 2013
The source of the market share is Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun newspaper, the article on 2014 July 28th.