The domestic shipment value of so-called white goods such as air conditioners and refrigerators in the last year was 2,614.1 billion yen, an increase of 6% from the previous year, the highest level in 24 years since 1996.

This is because the time spent at home increased due to the effects of the state of emergency due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, and sales of air purifiers, air conditioners, and cooking appliances were strong.