In 2010, Japanese OEMs produce 22.9 million vehicles globally, up 4.8 million over 2009

Domestic and overseas production volumes result in 83% (9.63 million) and 112% (13.27 million) of 20

2011/03/07

Summary

 Japanese OEMs produced 22.893 million vehicles in 2010, increased by 26.8% over the previous year when production dropped due to the economic crisis. (Japanese production recovered to 97.6% of the 2007 peak record (23.456 million units). Of the 2010 records, domestic and overseas production recovered to 83% and 112% to the 2007 records, respectively.)

 According to JAMA's announcement, the 2010 domestic production was up by 21.3% to 9.626 million units. Thanks to the government 'eco-car' subsidies until September of the same year, domestic sales were up, while export volume to Asia and the US expanded. As a result, production exceeded the previous year's level for the first time in three years, although it has finished below 10 million units for two years running. Export volume was up for the first time in two years by 33.8% to 4.38 million units.

 As local production expanded mostly in emerging countries, overseas production reached 9.681 million units in the January - September period of 2010, up 38.4% on the same period last year. Production in Asia including China was up 44.6%. Production in North America was on the track of recovery, including the US where production was up 44.9%.

 Local production is expected to expand further in emerging countries including BRICs and Southeast Asia where demand continues to expand. At the end, this report shows movements of expanding production capabilities by Japanese OEMs in emerging countries and North America, of which markets are on a trend towards recovery.

Domestic/overseas production and export by Japanese OEMs

(1,000 units)
Domestic/overseas production and export by Japanese OEMs

Domestic production, sales and export from Japan by Japanese OEMs

(1,000 units)
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Domestic production 10,286 10,512 10,800 11,484 11,596 11,564 7,935 9,626
Overseas production 8,608 9,798 10,606 10,972 11,860 11,651 10,118 * 13,267
Production total 18,894 20,309 21,406 22,456 23,456 23,215 18,052 * 22,893
Domestic sales 5,828 5,853 5,852 5,740 5,354 5,082 4,609 4,956
Export from Japan 4,756 4,958 5,053 5,967 6,550 6,727 3,616 4,838
Source: JAMA News Release
NOTES: 1. The tabulation includes 12 key OEMs.
2. Asterisk-marked figures in the 2010 overseas production is the total of quick estimates by public relations of eight passenger car manufacturers, and the total of the survey by MarkLines Data Center for four truck manufacturers. This figure is used for tallying the 2010 production total.