Trade Chart Industries
Oricon Inc. (株式社,Kabushiki-gaisha Orikon), established in 1999, is a holding company at the head of a Japanese group of companies that providestatistics and information on music, music industry in Japan and Western music. The original trust company (株式社ジthe デAmerican, Kabushikoi-Geisha Orreginaro Confidinso), founded in November 1967 and became known for its musical schemes, was launched in November 1967. Oricon was originally established as a subsidiary of Original Confidence and managed the oricon charts in April 2002. charts are compiled from data derived from about 39,700 retail outlets (as of April 2011) and provide sales ratings of CDs, DVDs, electronic games and other entertainment products based on weekly schedules. The results are announced every Tuesday and published in Oricon Style by oricon Entertainment Inc. affiliate. The group also lists popular ratings based on the tv advertising survey on its official website. Oricon published a "bulk chart," which includes CD sales, digital sales and broadcasts together, on December 19, 2018.