Domestic shipments of so-called white goods such as air conditioners and refrigerators for the six months to last month amounted to more than 1.3 trillion yen, an increase of about 9% compared to the same period last year.

This is the second highest shipment value since 1986, which can be compared, and the main reason is that the so-called nesting demand continues due to the influence of the new coronavirus.

According to the Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association, the total domestic shipment value of white goods in the first six months was 1,328.1 billion yen, 9.7% higher than the same period last year.

The main reason for this is that the number of people spending time at home is increasing due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and so-called nesting demand continues. In the first half of the year, the shipment value is the second highest since 1986, which can be compared.

By product, air purifiers increased by 89.7% against the backdrop of an increasing need to keep air clean.

In addition, washing machines increased by 11.9%, refrigerators increased by 8.1%, and air conditioners increased by 4.8%, indicating that even relatively high-priced products continue to sell well.

The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association said, "Sales were strong due to the new corona. However, there are no special factors such as a flat-rate benefit of 100,000 yen, and demand for products has begun to run its course. There is also the possibility of depression due to. "