The domestic shipment value of so-called white goods last month decreased by more than 17% compared to the same month last year due to the drop in sales of air conditioners due to unseasonable weather, and it has exceeded double digits for the first time in 11 months. have become.

According to the Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association, domestic shipments of so-called white goods such as air conditioners and refrigerators were 174 billion yen last month, down 17.8% from the same month last year.

Shipments have fallen for the third straight month, with more than double-digit negatives for the first time in 11 months since September last year, when they fell in reaction to last-minute demand ahead of the consumption tax hike.

This is mainly due to the fact that sales of air conditioners and refrigerators have fallen due to unseasonable weather and many rainy days and cold days, and that the demand for nesting due to the new coronavirus has run its course.

By product, air conditioners decreased by 35.7%, refrigerators decreased by 16.1%, and air purifiers decreased by 51.8%.

Regarding the outlook for the future, the Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association said, "In addition to unseasonable weather, the declaration of emergency has been extended, and the number of customers to dealers has not increased. Probably. "