Japan is one of the largest economies in the world and has a thriving manufacturing and logistics industry. The pallet market in Japan is growing steadily, driven by the increasing demand for efficient and safe material handling solutions in various industries such as automotive, food and beverage, retail, and healthcare. The Japanese government has been promoting the use of eco-friendly and sustainable pallets to reduce waste and carbon footprint. As a result, the demand for recycled and reusable pallets has been increasing. Furthermore, growth in the industrial sector, expansion of the e-commerce industry, rising global trade, and technological development are driving the market for pallets in China.
According to the research report “Japan Pallet Market Research Report, 2028, published by Actual Market Research, the market is expected to add USD 1.59 billion by 2028 The market for pallets is being driven by the growing popularity of online shopping in the Country, which is resulting in the wide adoption of pallets by large online retailers to store and transport their merchandise. The efforts made by the market players in the research and development of state-of-the-art pallets are also accelerating the market development. There is a rising inclination towards wooden pallets owing to their multiple advantages when compared to their counterparts, such as cost-effectiveness, enhanced durability, wider availability and easy reparability, and the ability to carry higher weight capacities. Further, there is an improved availability of sustainable and renewable pallet solutions.
In recent years, the Japanese government has taken several initiatives to increase the use of pallets in the country. One of the key initiatives is the promotion of the pallet pool system, which is a system that allows companies to share and reuse pallets. This system can help reduce the cost of pallets and promote sustainable logistics practices. Another initiative is the development of new pallet designs and materials that are more durable, lightweight, and environmentally friendly. These new designs can help reduce the overall cost of pallets and improve their efficiency. Additionally, the Japanese government has established various programs and policies to support the logistics and supply chain industry, including the promotion of e-commerce, the development of logistics infrastructure, and the improvement of logistics education and training.
The pallet market in the Japan is segmented by material type into four parts based on material type: wood, plastic, metal, and corrugated. Currently, wood pallets are dominating the market, and wood pallets are expected to dominate the market for pallets in the country during the forecast period due to their greater reusability than plastic pallets and low cost per trip. They are also reusable, easy to repair, and can carry heavy loads of goods. A plastic pallet is a flat platform made from plastic materials, typically polyethylene or polypropylene that is used to transport, store, and stack goods. It is an alternative to traditional wooden pallets and has advantages such as being lighter, more durable, and resistant to moisture and pests. Metal pallets are another pallet variant, besides those made of wood and plastic, with very specific applications. Due to them being heavy-duty, they are the most commonly used pallet in the automotive and metal processing sectors. Corrugated pallets, also known as paper pallets or cardboard pallets are pallets made from paper board sheets, corrugated material and other reinforced paper goods, rather than wood. Corrugated pallets can be made using engineered corrugated products that are suited for clean room environments in medical, pharmaceutical and non-wet food applications.
The pallet market in the Japan is segmented by end use: food and beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, automotive, transportation and warehousing, consumer goods and retail, engineering, and agriculture. Currently, the Food and Beverages industry dominates the pallet market in the Japan because the food and beverage industry has witnessed considerable growth over the last decade because of changing lifestyles, convenience and increased penetration of retail stores. Food and beverage products have a limited shelf life and need to be handled with care to maintain their quality and safety. Pallets provide a safe and secure way to transport and store these products without damage or contamination. The Food and beverages is expected to influence the demand for pallets in Japan.
The pallet market in the Japan is segmented by application type: rental and non-rental. Because most businesses use their own pallets to store their goods, maintain inventory, and transport goods, the non-rental segment currently dominates the market. During the forecast period, it is expected that the non-rental segment will dominate the market for pallets in the Japan. Sanwa Kako, Japan Pallet Rental Corporation, and Shinwa Corporation. These companies offer various pallet-related services such as rental, repair, and recycling. The pallet market in the Japan is segmented by structural design type: block and stringer. The Block pallet is dominating the market for pallets in the Japan, and it is expected to dominate the market in the Japan during the forecast period due to block pallet allows forklifts and other pallet jacks to access the pallet from all four sides, though block pallets are stronger than other types of pallets, such as stringer pallets. Block pallets are gaining popularity in Japan due to the safety it provides to carry bulk loads on them while transporting the goods from one place to another.
Considered in this report
• Geography: Japan
• Historic year: 2017
• Base year: 2022
• Estimated year: 2023
• Forecast year: 2028
Aspects covered in this report
• Japan pallet 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 Material Type
By End Use
• Food and Beverages
• Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
• Transportation & Warehousing
• Consumer goods and Retail
• Other End Use
By Application Type
• Non Rental
By Structural Design
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, analysing 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.
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to pallet market, 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.
List of Figures
Figure 1: Japan Pallet Market Size By Value 2017 to 2028F (in USD Billion)
Figure 2: Market Attractiveness Index, By Material Type
Figure 3: Market Attractiveness Index, By End Use
Figure 4: Market Attractiveness Index, By Application Type
Figure 5: Market Attractiveness Index, By Structural Design Type
Figure 6: Porter's Five Forces of Japan Pallet Market
List of Table
Table 1 : Influencing Factors for Global Pallet Market, 2022
Table 2: Japan Pallet Market Size and Forecast By Material Type (2017, 2022 & 2028F)
Table 3: Japan Pallet Market Size and Forecast By End Use (2017, 2022 & 2028F)
Table 4: Japan Pallet Market Size and Forecast By Application Type (2017, 2022 & 2028F)
Table 5: Japan Pallet Market Size and Forecast By Structural Design Type (2017, 2022 & 2028F)
Table 6: Japan Pallet Market Size and Forecast By Types (2017, 2022 & 2028F)
Table 7: Japan Pallet Market Size of Wood (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 8: Japan Pallet Market Size of Plastic (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 9: Japan Pallet Market Size of Metal (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 10: Japan Pallet Market Size of Corrugated (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 11: Japan Pallet Market Size of Others (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 12: Japan Pallet Market Size of Food and Beverages (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 13: Japan Pallet Market Size of Chemicals (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 14: Japan Pallet Market Size of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 15: Japan Pallet Market Size of Automotive (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 16: Japan Pallet Market Size of Transportation & Warehousing (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 17: Japan Pallet Market Size of Consumer goods and Retail (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 18: Japan Pallet Market Size of Rental (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 19: Japan Pallet Market Size of Non-Rental (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 20: Japan Pallet Market Size of Block (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 21: Japan Pallet Market Size of Stringer (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion
Table 22: Japan Pallet Market Size of Others (2017 to 2028) in USD Billion