February 4, 2020
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) conducted the Survey of Factory Location Trends, targeting businesses in the manufacturing, gas supply, heating supply, and electricity supply sectors (hereinafter referred to as the “manufacturing sector and other sectors”) that acquired 1,000 m2 or more of land in the first half of 2019 (January-June) for the purpose of constructing factories and it compiled the results into a report.
Outline of the report
The number of new factory locations acquired by the manufacturing sector and other sectors in Japan between January and June 2019 was 531 (down by 20% on a year-on-year basis), covering a total area of 684ha (down by 7% on a year-on-year basis).
*Note: 1ha = 10,000 m2
Changes in the number of new factory locations
Changes in the area of new factory locations
Total area (ha)
- Regarding the region-based (by prefecture) number of new factory locations and the total area, the table thereof is as follows.
The number of new factory locations and the total area by municipality
|Municipalities (prefectures)||Locations (number)||Total area (ha)||Municipalities (prefectures)||Locations (number)||Total area (ha)||Municipalities
|Locations (number)||Total area (ha)|
- From the viewpoint of protecting information under the Statistics Act, numerical values that may identify respondent businesses and reveal their personal information are kept as secret information and such secret information are shown by the mark “x.”
- The figures in this survey were aggregated based on the response sheets that respondent businesses submitted to the government by January 17, 2020.