November 12, 2021
The supply and demand results for Japan’s machine tools in the first half of 2021 have been settled. The amount of machine tool orders has recovered substantially from the blow of the COVID-19 disaster. SEISANZAI Japan editorial team will continue to report on the supply and demand performance of the Japanese machine tool industry in the first half of 2021.
Germany is the top import source
The import amount of machine tools in the first half of 2021 decreased by 8.7% year-on-year（YoY）to 27,382 million yen. The number of imported machines increased by 34.1% to 73,356 units from the same period last year.
Japan imports a large number of non-NC machines, and in the first half of 2021, the units of non-NC machines exported accounted for 91.6% of the total. However, the export amount of non-NC machines accounted for only 14.2% of the total.
By model, the import amounts of lathes turned positive from the same period last year. However, the export amount of special purpose processing machines, grinding machines and machining centers decreased from the same period last year.
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December 12, 2022