The domestic shipment value of digital home appliances for the six months to June was about 690 billion yen, which was about 20% higher than the same period of the previous year.

The main reason for this is the strong demand for TVs at home electronics mass retailers.

According to JEITA = Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, which is made by electronics manufacturers, the domestic shipment value of digital home appliances was 693.2 billion yen in the six months up to last month, 22% higher than the same period of the previous year.



This was the first increase in three years in the first half of the year, the highest level since 2012, when there was some replacement demand due to the complete digitalization of terrestrial television broadcasting.



By product, TVs increased by 20% compared to the same period of the previous year against the backdrop of demand for nesting, of which large TVs of 50 inches or larger increased by 40%, a significant increase.



In addition, the number of Blu-ray recorders increased by 13% and the number of speakers increased by 7%.



Regarding the outlook for the future, industry groups said, "The growth rate due to the demand for nesting is expected to decline in the future. It is also necessary to pay close attention to the impact of the global semiconductor shortage on home appliances."



On the other hand, domestic PC shipments were 5.4 million units in the first half of this year, and the demand for portable notebook PCs increased due to the spread of telework, which was 36% higher than the same period of the previous year.

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