Japanese OEMs produce 4.3M vehicles, up 14.9% globally in Jan.-Feb. 2012 YoY

Japanese production declined 12.8% in 2011 to 8.4M while the ratio of Asian production expands

2012/04/18

Summary

 Japanese OEMs produced a total of 21.427 million vehicles worldwide in 2011, down by 6.1% over the previous year. Of the 2011 total, production in Japan, which suffered significantly from the Great East Japan Earthquake, fell by 12.8% over the previous year to 8.397 million units. Overseas production fell by 1.1% over the previous year to 13.03 million units; the percentage of production in Asia has been increasing. Exports from Japan were down by 7.8% over the previous year to 4.464 million units, affected by the appreciation of the yen.

 Between January and February 2012, the eight Japanese passenger car manufacturers produced a total of 4.252 million units globally, up significantly by 14.9% year-on-year.


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Production, sales in Japan, and export from Japan by Japanese OEMs

(units)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Japanese production 10,797,992 11,482,123 11,593,857 11,573,165 7,933,512 9,627,407 8,396,520
Overseas production 10,606,157 10,972,243 11,859,761 11,651,554 10,117,520 13,181,462 13,030,216
Global Production 21,404,149 22,454,366 23,453,618 23,224,719 18,051,032 22,808,869 21,426,736
Sales in Japan 5,852,067 5,739,506 5,353,648 5,082,235 4,609,256 4,956,136 4,210,219
Exports from Japan 5,053,061 5,966,672 6,550,173 6,727,091 3,616,168 4,841,460 4,464,413

Sources: JAMA News Release and OEMs' press releases
(Note) The 2011 overseas production does not include production by the four commercial vehicle manufacturers between October and December for that year (about several tens of thousands units).

(Reference) Eight OEMs' production between January and February 2012

(units)
Japanese productionOverseas productionGlobal Production Total
Jan.-Feb.
2011
Jan.-Feb.
2012
Jan.-Feb.
2011
Jan.-Feb.
2012
Jan.-Feb.
2011
Jan.-Feb.
2012
Toyota 517,601 641,845 731,242 884,430 1,248,843 1,526,275
Nissan 175,283 207,890 549,988 631,514 725,271 839,404
Honda 139,516 214,393 436,404 469,282 575,920 683,675
Suzuki 157,675 172,985 330,848 339,266 488,523 512,251
Mazda 139,269 139,789 70,219 59,442 209,488 199,231
Mitsubishi 121,671 95,659 90,335 90,195 212,006 185,854
Daihatsu 105,156 137,221 30,788 37,506 135,944 174,727
Subaru 76,939 95,859 29,318 34,875 106,257 130,734
8 OEM total 1,433,110 1,705,641 2,269,142 2,546,510 3,702,252 4,252,151
Sales in JapanExport
Jan.-Feb.
2011
Jan.-Feb.
2012
Jan.-Feb.
2011
Jan.-Feb.
2012
Toyota 205,945 296,759 288,490 318,120
Nissan 101,288 125,092 102,169 122,233
Honda 87,196 141,185 48,662 62,441
Suzuki 97,126 108,331 42,089 35,076
Mazda 32,627 36,834 123,543 113,325
Mitsubishi 24,193 26,627 84,153 65,863
Daihatsu 93,538 118,251 3,896 2,692
Subaru 26,428 31,850 60,386 63,600
8 OEM total 668,341 884,929 753,388 783,350

Source: Preliminary reports by the OEMs' Public Relations