The Japanese Alcohol Data Library brings together data from government and industry sources to offer data and insights in English about the domestic and international markets for Japanese alcoholic beverages.
Western Spirits Volume
This data is sourced from the Japan Spirits & Liqueurs Makers Association, a self-governing trade body whose members produce Japanese whisky, gin, vodka, wine, beer, and other “Western” style alcoholic beverages. Self-reported taxed volume reports form the basis for this data, and it is available on a yearly schedule (since 1998) and monthly schedule (since January 2019).
Export Value and Volume by Category
This data is sourced from Japan Customs, a division of Japan’s Ministry of Finance. Both the volume (in liters) and value (in JPY) of sake, shochu, beer, brandy, whisky, gin, and vodka exported from Japan are available on a monthly basis (from January 2008) and yearly basis (from 1988).
Global Import and Export Flows by Country
This data is sourced from Japan Customs, a division of Japan’s Ministry of Finance. The value (in JPY) of sake, shochu, beer, wine, brandy, whisky, rum, gin, and vodka exported from Japan, as well as the value (in JPY) of whisky, gin, and crude alcohol imported to Japan on a yearly and per-country basis (from 1988). Additionally, the total export value of shochu, whisky, and sake is also available on a per-country level from 1988.
Newly licensed breweries and distilleries
This data is sourced from Japan’s National Tax Agency, who is in charge of issuing licenses that permit the opening of new breweries and distilleries throughout the country. Monthly data covering all major categories of alcohol is available from 2014, displayed as both month-to-month new issuance counts and YtD cumulative counts.