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Segment Information

Segment Information by Business Unit (BU)

Consolidated Net Sales (FY2020)(Billions of yen) 3,160.2
Consolidated Net Sales (FY2020)(Billions of yen) 3,160.2
  • *Sales ratios do not add up to 100% due to eliminations between segments.
  • *Based on yen amounts as presented in CANON ANNUAL REPORT 2020.

Profile by Business Unit

Printing BU

Sales Composition

Sales composition
(Billions of yen)
Net Sales
1,804.4
Operating Profit
147.1

To improve productivity for customers, particularly by promoting the digital transformation (DX) of office work, we offer multifunction office devices with upgraded network functions and deliver IT-based solutions. Meanwhile, to meet new printing needs in satellite offices and in the home, which have expanded with teleworking, we are rolling out a range of products and services to match increasingly diverse work styles. These include inkjet printers and a wide range of other equipment to cover not only office functions but also day-to-day household requirements. For commercial printing, to respond flexibly to customers with small-run, multi-item needs, we are promoting digital printing to capture growing demand.

Imaging BU

Sales composition

Sales composition
(Billions of yen)
Net Sales
541.3
Operating Profit
5.7

Our cameras are designed for users with demanding standards in the visual arena. To meet their expectations, we work to achieve superior performance in image quality, light sensitivity and other areas, contributing to advances in photographic and image culture. For our network cameras, the global increase in security awareness is growing the market. However, these cameras are not only being used in crime prevention and surveillance, but are also being rapidly deployed in other settings such as marketing, factory automation, and are being offered as solutions to avoid contact and congestion through remote monitoring. We will work to expand our business sphere, developing, among others, in-vehicle cameras, through the further advancement in imaging technology.

Medical BU

Sales composition

Sales composition
(Billions of yen)
Net Sales
436.1
Operating Profit
25.2

Amid expanding needs in wide areas of the healthcare sector, from health management to disease prevention, Canon is contributing to advances in medical care through the development of technologies and products that support doctors and patients. Canon has a wide-ranging track record in diagnostic imaging devices, from CT, MRI, and ultrasound systems to ophthalmological instruments. Going forward, we will deploy core technologies found in our camera and printer businesses, to the medical field, which will not only support high-quality diagnosis and treatment that utilize healthcare IT to aggregate, analyze and process medical data, but also facilitate a full-scale roll out of operations in the in vitro diagnostics sector, including the testing equipment peripherals market, thereby exploiting to the full the synergistic capabilities of the Canon Group.

Industrial & Others BU

Sales composition

Sales composition
(Billions of yen)
Net Sales
461.5
Operating Profit
20.5

The digital technology revolution that is driving innovation in areas such as AI, IoT, and 5G has also added momentum to the widening application of semiconductor devices and high-resolution displays. We also expect continuing growth in demand for the relevant manufacturing equipment. By adapting its proprietary optical and image-processing technologies to industrial equipment, Canon delivers products that meet the wide-ranging needs of industry. Among the main items we are promoting in this area are semiconductor lithography equipment, which plays a key role in semiconductor chip production, FPD lithography equipment, which is essential to smartphone and television set production, and OLED panel manufacturing equipment, which has become the industry standard in the production of high-resolution displays.