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Japan Cider Market Overview, 2028

Japan Cider Market Overview, 2028

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Japan Cider Market Overview, 2028
Cider holds a cherished place in Japanese culture, with a long-standing history that dates back several decades. It is considered a traditional beverage, particularly in the northern regions of Japan, where cider production has been deeply ingrained in local customs and festivities. Japan's cider market benefits from the country's rich apple-growing heritage. With a wide variety of apples, including Fuji, Aomori, and Nagano varieties, Japan offers a diverse range of flavors and characteristics that contribute to the distinct profiles of Japanese ciders. One intriguing aspect of the Japan cider market is the differentiation of carbonation levels. Ciders are classified into two main types such as futsushu (regular cider) with moderate carbonation and hiyashu (high cider) with stronger carbonation. These varying levels of effervescence provide a delightful array of drinking experiences for cider enthusiasts. The Japan cider market boasts a vibrant regional presence, with different areas showcasing their own cider production traditions and flavor preferences. Aomori Prefecture, for instance, is renowned for its apple production and cider-making heritage, contributing to the regional diversity and distinctiveness of Japanese ciders. Artisanal cider producers have emerged, focusing on small-batch production, locally sourced ingredients, and traditional fermentation methods. Craft ciders, with their unique flavors and meticulous attention to detail, have captured the attention of discerning consumers seeking authentic and high-quality beverages.

According to the research report “Japan Cider Market Overview, 2028, published by Bonafide Research, The Japan Cider Market is projected to reach market size of more than USD 565 Million by 2028. Japan's cider market embraces the concept of seasonal offerings. Cider producers often release limited-edition flavors that reflect the changing seasons and incorporate local seasonal fruits. This approach adds an element of novelty and excitement to the market. Different regions in Japan have their own unique cider production and consumption cultures. For instance, Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan is renowned for its apple production and cider-making heritage. Each region brings its own distinct flavors, styles, and traditions to the Japan cider market. Similar to other countries, Japan has witnessed a craft cider movement in recent years. Artisanal cider producers have emerged, focusing on small-batch production, locally sourced ingredients, and traditional fermentation methods. Craft ciders are highly sought after by consumers who appreciate the attention to detail and unique flavors. In addition, Japanese consumers often enjoy cider as an accompaniment to meals. Cider's refreshing and fruity profile pairs well with a variety of Japanese cuisine, including seafood, sushi, and izakaya (pub-style) dishes. Cider's versatility in complementing flavors enhances the dining experience. The Japan Cider Association organizes tasting events to promote and showcase various ciders produced in the country. These events provide an opportunity for cider enthusiasts to sample a wide range of flavors and styles, interact with cider makers, and learn about the cider-making process. Additionally, The Aomori Cider Festival is held in Aomori Prefecture, celebrates the region's rich cider heritage. The festival features local cider producers, offering visitors the chance to taste an array of Aomori ciders, participate in cider-themed activities, and enjoy live music and entertainment. Furthermore, The Nagano Cider Summit is an annual event that gathers cider makers and enthusiasts in Nagano Prefecture. It showcases a variety of local ciders, provides educational workshops, and offers opportunities for networking and collaboration within the cider industry.

Cider falls under the category of alcoholic beverages and is subject to the regulations outlined in the Liquor Tax Law. This law governs the production, labeling, distribution, and taxation of alcoholic beverages, including cider. Also, National Tax Agency (NTA) is responsible for overseeing the implementation and enforcement of the Liquor Tax Law. It regulates the production processes, labeling requirements, and tax payments related to cider production and distribution. In addition, The Food Sanitation Act ensures the safety and hygiene of food products, including cider. It sets standards for manufacturing processes, ingredients, packaging, and labeling to protect consumer health and prevent foodborne illnesses. Cider has found its place alongside Japan's renowned cuisine, offering a harmonious pairing experience. With its refreshing and fruity profiles, cider complements a variety of Japanese dishes, from seafood and sushi to izakaya (pub-style) fare, enhancing the culinary journey for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. While cider has traditionally had a niche following in Japan, its popularity has been steadily on the rise. The younger generation, in particular, has shown a growing interest in cider, attracted by its refreshing taste, fruit-forward flavors, and association with craftsmanship and artisanal production. The Japan cider market represents a captivating blend of tradition, innovation, and regional diversity. With its rich history, distinct flavor profiles, and the emergence of craft cider producers, the market offers an array of enticing options for cider enthusiasts and those eager to explore the vibrant world of Japanese beverages. As Japan's cider culture continues to evolve, it is poised to captivate palates and leave a lasting impression on the global cider stage.

Considered in this report:
• Geography: Japan
• Historic year: 2017
• Base year: 2022
• Estimated year: 2023
• Forecast year: 2028

Aspects covered in this report:
• Japan cider market with its value and forecast along with its segments
• Various drivers and challenges
• On-going trends and developments
• Top profiled companies
• Strategic recommendation

By Product Type:
• Hard Cider
• Dry Cider
• Soft Cider
• Sweet Cider
• Others

By Packaging Type:
• Glass Bottles
• Plastic Bottles
• Aluminium Cans

By Flavour:
• Apple Base
• Flavoured Ciders

By Source:
• Conventional
• Organic

By Distribution Channel:
• On-trade
• Off-trade

The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analyzing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us. we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.

Intended audience:
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to cider industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

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