Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Japan Pre Engineered Building Manufacturers and the Market is Segmented by Material Type (Concrete, Glass, Metal, Timber and Other Material Types) and Application (Residential, Commercial, and Other Applications (Infrastructure and Industrial)). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecast for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market Size

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Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 16.48 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 22.28 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.00 %
Market Concentration High

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Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market Analysis

The Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market size is estimated at USD 16.48 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 22.28 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Prefabricated housing accounted for approximately 13.1% of the total residential construction starts in Japan in 2022, with construction works initiated for nearly 112,5 thousand new housing units. This represents a decrease of approximately 0.8% from 2021.

Japan's prefab housing development has evolved into very advanced results. Today, Japanese prefab houses are built to high standards in terms of disaster resilience, thermal insulation, and bespoke designs.

Prefabricated buildings are typically designed to last 50 to 100 years, but Japanese families that use them rebuild their houses every 30 years because they view them as depreciating. Prefabricated construction has been around for a long time in many countries, but it has become increasingly popular in recent years. Japan has developed its prefabricated market by taking advantage of synergies with other industries. The inspections are carried out by industry-specific, trained professionals, rather than according to a general building code.

Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market Trends

Number of Prefabricated Housing Construction is Increasing

In Japan, houses are not built to last but rather have a lifespan of 30 years or more. When someone dies, their house (which has no resale value) will be torn down to build a new house. This is known as the scrap and build policy in many of Japan's suburban development projects. It is a practice that is defined in space as well as in time. Japanese people do not appreciate living in old homes that do not meet regulations and have specifications that are close to or over their useful life. But something is changing their mindset.

The amount of embodied energy in a building, which is the energy needed to produce, transport, and store materials, is very high. Globally, the amount of CO emitted from construction activities accounts for about 35% of the global.

An estimated 13% of the country is already uninhabited, and by 2033, this number is projected to rise to around 30%. There are currently 21.7 million vacant homes in the country. There is a general issue of abandoned houses and unoccupied land in the country. The few people who live in these areas are unable to maintain their public infrastructure, such as train lines, hospitals, or roads, with their taxes. The abandoned houses are then rebuilt into prefabricated buildings.

Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market: Number of construction starts of prefabricated dwellings in Japan from 2013 to 2022 (in 1,000 units)

Shrinking Number in Population Might Impact construction of new Prefab buildings

The Population in Japan is shrinking, with researchers predicting the loss of about the number of Japanese nationals declined by nearly 800,000 in 2022, falling by 0.65% compared to the previous year, while the population of foreign residents reached a record high of nearly 3 million, to government data. The decline in the population of Japan was driven by a decline in the number of non-Japanese residing in the country, as the country continues to age and shrink. The total population of Japan was 125,41 million in 2022, down slightly from the year before, while foreign residents with addresses registered in Japan increased by 10.7%, according to the government. For the first time, the population of Japan declined in all 47 of its prefectures.

As Japan's population continues to shrink and the country's demographics continue to age, there's no denying that new construction demand is going down as well. As demand for new construction in the domestic market continues to decline, the companies want to capitalize on the growth opportunities in China and the rest of Asia.

Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market: Population growth from 2012 to 2022 (compared to the previous year), In %

Japan Prefabricated Buildings Industry Overview

The report covers the major players operating in the Japan Prefabricated Buildings Industry. The market is highly competitive with a few players occupying the major share. The market is fragmented, and the market is expected to grow during the forecast period. Major prefab manufacturers, such as Panasonic Homes and Toyota Home are entering the wooden housing business, while local power builders and construction companies are gaining power.

Hachimatsu City's original Ichijo construction company and Sekisui are increasing their shares in the detached housing market. The country has some of the largest prefabricated home manufacturers in the world, such as Sekisui, Daiwa, etc. The Japanese homebuilders are strengthening their businesses by expanding to overseas countries. For instance, developers, such as Panasonic Homes Co. and Daiwa House Industry Co. have been trying to meet a variety of overseas needs, from single homes to condominiums and prefabricated flats for construction workers.

Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market Leaders






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Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market News

  • August 2023: Muji's 'anti-brand' outfit has just launched its fourth prefab home. This time, the Japanese lifestyle brand is targeting an aging population with its latest project, Yō no ie house. Muji's fourth prefab home is called 'Yō no ie House' and is aimed at older buyers looking to age in place.
  • June 2023: Muji has revealed the prototype of its newest prefabricated home project, affectionately known as the Window House. Set in the picturesque seaside town of Kamakura, 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Tokyo, its design borrows heavily from the 2008 edition of the Muji house designed by architect Kengo Kuma.

Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definitions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Current Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Technological Trends

    3. 4.3 Insights on Supply Chain/Value Chain Analysis of the Prefabricated Buildings Industry

    4. 4.4 Brief on Different Structures Used in the Prefabricated Buildings Industry

    5. 4.5 Cost Structure Analysis of the Prefabricated Buildings Industry

    6. 4.6 Government Regulations

    7. 4.7 Impact of COVID 19


    1. 5.1 Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Government Initiatives in the Infrastructure and Construction Sector to Boost the Industry

      2. 5.1.2 Need for Precast Concrete Technology Driving the Market

    2. 5.2 Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Higher Transportation Cost

    3. 5.3 Opportunitites

      1. 5.3.1 Adoption of Green Building Concept

    4. 5.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 5.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers / Buyers

      3. 5.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 6.1 Material Type

      1. 6.1.1 Concrete

      2. 6.1.2 Glass

      3. 6.1.3 Metal

      4. 6.1.4 Timber

      5. 6.1.5 Other Material Types

    2. 6.2 Application

      1. 6.2.1 Residential

      2. 6.2.2 Commercial

      3. 6.2.3 Other Applications ( Industrial, Institutional, and Infrastructure)


    1. 7.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 SEKISUI HOUSE

      2. 7.2.2 DAIWA HOUSE GROUP

      3. 7.2.3 PANASONIC HOMES CO


      5. 7.2.5 ORIENTHOUSE Co., Ltd


      7. 7.2.7 MISAWA HOMES


      9. 7.2.9 TODA CORPORATION

      10. 7.2.10 ZENITAKA CORPORATION *

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  9. 9. APPENDIX

    1. 9.1 Marcroeconomic Indicators (GDP breakdown by sector, Contribution of construction to economy, etc.)

    2. 9.2 Key Production, Consumption,Exports & import statistics of construction Materials

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Japan Prefabricated Buildings Industry Segmentation

The Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market covers the growing trends and projects in prefab building markets, like commercial construction, residential construction, and industrial construction. The report also covers the industry along with the type of material used, like concrete, timber, glass, metal, and other types. Along with the scope of the report also it analyses the key players and the competitive landscape in the Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market. The impact of COVID'19 has also been incorporated and considered during the study.

Japan's Prefabricated Buildings Industry is segmented by Material Type (Concrete, Glass, Metal, Timber, and Other Material Types) and Application (Residential, Commercial, and Other Applications (Infrastructure and Industrial). The report offers market size and forecast for all the above segments in value (USD).

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Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market Research FAQs

The Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market size is expected to reach USD 16.48 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6% to reach USD 22.28 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market size is expected to reach USD 16.48 billion.

SEKISUI HOUSE, DAIWA HOUSE GROUP, PANASONIC HOMES CO, TOYOTA HOUSING CORPORATION and SHIMIZU CORPORATION are the major companies operating in the Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market.

In 2023, the Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market size was estimated at USD 15.49 billion. The report covers the Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Japan Prefabricated Buildings Industry Report

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Japan Prefabricated Buildings Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)