Market Research Logo

Country Profile: Pasta & Noodles in Japan

Country Profile: Pasta & Noodles in Japan

Country Profile: Pasta & Noodles in Japan

Summary

The Japanese pasta & noodles sector is led by the dried & instant noodles category, in value terms, in 2017. It is also forecast to register the fastest value growth during 2017-2022. Hypermarkets & supermarkets is the leading channel in the distribution of pasta & noodles in the country. Flexible packaging is the most commonly used pack material and is also forecast to register the fastest growth in the sector. Nissin Food Holdings Co., Ltd, Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp are the leading market players in the sector.

GlobalData’s Country Profile report on the pasta & noodles sector in Japan provides insights on high growth categories to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.

What else is contained?

  • Sector data: Overall sector value and volume data with growth analysis for 2012-2022
  • Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for ambient noodles, ambient pasta, chilled noodles, chilled pasta, dried & instant noodles, and dried pasta with inputs on individual segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2017-2022
  • Leading players: Market share of brands in value terms in 2017
  • Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each category through distribution channels such as Cash & Carries and warehouse Clubs, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Food & Drinks Specialists, eRetailers and others
  • Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Pack material data for Flexible Packaging, Paper & Board, Rigid Plastics, Rigid metal and others; Pack data for: Tray, Can, Stand up pouch, Carton-folding, Tub, Bag/Sachet, and Jar.
Scope
  • Per capita consumption of pasta & noodles in Japan is higher than the global and regional levels in 2017
  • Of the six categories analyzed, dried & instant noodles is the largest as well as the fastest, registering a CAGR of 3% during 2017-2022
  • Hypermarkets & supermarkets is the leading channel in the distribution of pasta & noodles, accounting for more than three-fourth of the share in 2017
  • Dried pasta is the most consolidated category with the top three brands accounting for more than half value share in 2017
  • Bag is the only primary outer type used in the Japanese pasta & noodles sector.
Reasons to buy
  • Identify high potential categories and explore further market opportunities based on detailed value and volume analysis
  • Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities
  • Gain an understanding of the total competitive landscape based on detailed brand share analysis to plan effective market positioning
  • Manufacturers can identify the opportunities to position products with H&W attributes/benefits
  • Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion
  • The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector
  • Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as real GDP, nominal GDP, consumer price index, household consumption expenditure, population (by age group, gender, rurral-urban split, and employed people and unemployment rate. It also includes economic summary of the country along with labor market and demographic trends.


Report scope 2-
Executive summary 11-
Japan in the global and regional context 14-
Japan in the global and Asia-Pacific pasta & noodles sector
Japan compared to other leading countries in Asia-Pacific
Per capita consumption and expenditure - Japan compared to Asia-Pacific and global levels
Sector analysis - pasta & noodles 18-
Country snapshot - pasta & noodles sector in Japan
Value and volume analysis - pasta & noodles sector in Japan
Cross category comparison - value and growth rate
Change in category share by value
Cross category comparison - volume and growth rate
Change in category share by volume
Per capita consumption analysis by category
Category analysis: ambient noodles
Category analysis: ambient pasta
Category analysis: chilled noodles
Category analysis: chilled pasta
Category analysis: dried & instant noodles
Segment analysis (in value terms): dried & instant noodles
Segment analysis (in volume terms): dried & instant noodles
Category analysis: dried pasta
Distribution analysis 34-
Distribution channel share analysis: pasta & noodles
Distribution channel share analysis by category 35-
Competitive landscape 37-
Brand share analysis by sector
Brand share analysis by category 39-
Degree of consolidation/fragmentation by category
Health & wellness 42-
Health & wellness trend analysis
Health & wellness analysis by product attribute
Health & wellness analysis by consumer benefit
Category comparison - with health & wellness and without health & wellness claims
Packaging analysis 47-
Pack material
Pack type
Closure type
Primary outer type
Macroeconomic analysis 52-
Economic summary, labor market trends, and demographic trends
GlobalData country risk index (GCRI) 57-
Methodology 59-
Definitions 63-
Appendix 76-
List of Tables
Country snapshot - leading value and volume categories
Cross category comparison - by value (2012-2022)
Cross category comparison - by volume (2012-2022)
Per capita consumption (by category), Japan compared to Asia-Pacific and global levels (in kg), 2017
Dried & instant noodles - value analysis by segment, 2012-2022
Dried & instant noodles - volume analysis by segment, 2012-2022
Change in distribution share, 2012-2017
Category comparison- with health & wellness and without health & wellness claims, 2012-2022
Performance overview (score: 1-100)
Category value and volume data, by segment 77-
Per capita consumption (in kg), 2012-2022
Per capita expenditure, 2012-2022
Pasta & noodles sales distribution in Japan - by category, 2017
Brand share (in value and volume terms) in the pasta & noodles sector, 2017
Brand share (in value and volume terms) in the pasta & noodles sector by category, 2017 86-
Key health & wellness product attributes driving sales in Japan, 2012-2022
Key health & wellness consumer benefits driving sales in Japan, 2012-2022
Pack material (in million pack units)
Pack materials by category (in million pack units), 2017
Pack type (in million pack units)
Pack types by category (in million pack units), 2017
Closure type (in million pack units)
Closure types by category (in million pack units), 2017
Primary outer type (in million pack units)
Primary outer types by category (in million pack units), 2017
Economic indicators 94-
List of Figures
Value and volume share of Japan in the global and Asia-Pacific pasta & noodles sector, 2017-2022
Japan compared to other top countries in terms of market share, growth, and competitive landscape
PCC comparison - Japan, Asia-Pacific, and global, 2012-2022
PCE comparison - Japan, Asia-Pacific, and global, 2012-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, pasta & noodles sector, 2012-2022
Cross category comparison - by value growth rate (2012-2022)
Change in category share (in value terms), 2017-2022
Cross category comparison - by volume growth rate (2012-2022)
Change in category share (in volume terms), 2017-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, ambient noodles category, 2012-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, ambient pasta category, 2012-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, chilled noodles category, 2012-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, chilled pasta category, 2012-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, dried & instant noodles category, 2012-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, dried pasta category, 2012-2022
Share of key distribution channels, 2017 - pasta & noodles
Key distribution channel share by category, 2017 35-
Leading brands (in value and volume terms) in the pasta & noodles sector, 2017
Leading brands (in value and volume terms) by category in the pasta & noodles sector, 2017 39-
Category-wise consolidation/fragmentation (in value terms) - pasta & noodles, 2017*
Value of health & wellness claims by category, 2017-2022*
Contribution of health & wellness by product attributes, 2017-2022
Contribution of health & wellness by consumer benefits, 2017-2022
Key pack materials in the Japanese pasta & noodles sector, percentage share of pack units, 2017
Annual growth rate by key pack material, 2012-2022
Use of pack material by category (in pack units), 2017
Key pack types in the Japanese pasta & noodles sector, percentage share of pack units, 2017
Annual growth rate by key pack type, 2012-2022
Use of pack type by category (in pack units), 2017
Key closure types in the Japanese pasta & noodles sector, percentage share of pack units, 2017
Annual growth rate by key closure type, 2012-2022
Use of closure type by category (in pack units), 2017
Key primary outer type in the Japanese pasta & noodles sector, percentage share of pack units, 2017
Annual growth rate by key primary outer type, 2012-2022
Use of primary outer type by category (in pack units), 2017
Macroeconomic analysis - real GDP value & growth annual %
Macroeconomic analysis - nominal GDP value & growth annual %
Macroeconomic analysis - consumer price inflation %
Macroeconomic analysis - household consumption expenditure growth
Macroeconomic analysis - population in millions and annual growth %
Macroeconomic analysis - % split by age group
Macroeconomic analysis - gender % split
Macroeconomic analysis - rural/urban % split
Macroeconomic analysis - employed persons, millions, and % unemployed
Five least risk nations in GCRI Q3 2017
Five highest risk nations in GCRI Q3 2017
Country risk analysis - Japan compared to Asia-pacific and the World

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report