The current coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on all businesses, and camera sales are not an exception. According to the recent reports, the mirrorless sales in Japan have dropped by approximately 50% in March 2020 compared to the same period last year.
BCN Retail has shared the report comparing mirrorless sales in the same periods of 2019 and 2020. According to the report, the overall sales in March current year declined by 49.5% compared to March 2019. The year-on-year sales volume by manufacturer shows a more detailed picture. The report reads that Sony’s sales dropped by 44.5%, Olympus’ by 54.9%, and Canon’s by 32.3%.
On the other hand, Fujifilm’s figures grew by 115.6%. The company’s shares grew as well: they increased by 15% after successful trials of the coronavirus drug in China.
It’s difficult to predict the overall impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and business, both big and small. But there’s no doubt that many things will change. Still, I can only hope that this will all end soon and that our lives will slowly start to come back to normal.
[via Canon Watch]