According to production statistics released by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the nation’s production of disposable diapers in September 2019 increased by 3.2% in weight over the same month of last year to 74,382 tons. In quantity, production grew by 5.8% to 1,988.06 million.
The production of diapers for adults rose by 3.3% in weight to 33,911 tons and by 8.4% in quantity to 715.11 million. That for babies was: 40,471 tons (up 3.0%) and 1,272.95 million (up 4.5%).
As a result of a decline in inbound demand, disposable diaper production had been decreasing up to the first half of 2019. Production continued to head upward in the second half partly because of a decrease in stocks.