Last month's shipments of digital home appliances such as TVs and recorders fell by more than 24% from the same month of the previous year, the second consecutive month of negative growth, due to the end of demand for nesting due to the new coronavirus.

According to JEITA = Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, which is made by electrical appliances manufacturers, the domestic shipment value of digital home appliances in August was 84.3 billion yen, a decrease of 24.3% from the same month last year.



Shipments have fallen below the previous year's level for the second straight month, mainly due to the end of demand for nesting due to the spread of the new corona infection.



By product, “video equipment” such as TVs and recorders decreased by 33.6%, and “audio-related equipment” such as speakers decreased by 15.7%.



In addition, sales of "automobile-related equipment" such as car navigation systems decreased by 12.4%, which means that some manufacturing delays have occurred due to the shortage of semiconductors.



Regarding the outlook for the future, the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association said, "It is expected that the decline due to the reaction to the demand for nesting will continue for a while. The impact of the reduction in production by automobile manufacturers may come out in the future, so it is necessary to pay close attention." ..

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