Japan’s Disposable Diaper Production Continues to Head Upward

According to revised production statistics released from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the nation’s production of disposable diapers in April 2020 increased by 4.9% in weight over the same month of last year to 77,638 tons. In quantity, production rose 4.5% to 2,062.1 million diapers.

Production has been increasing from the comparatively low levels in the year before.

January-April production grew 2.5% in weight to 275,897 tons, and by 2.9% in quantity to 7,347.7 million diapers.

As a result of a low birthrate and aging population, the production of disposable diapers for adults continues to grow.