New vehicle sales in Japan expected to drop by 11.7% in 2013

Incentives stimulate growth in Eco-cars sales in 2012 by 27.5%

2013/02/14

Summary

 The new vehicle (passenger cars + commercial vehicles) sales in Japan for 2012 made a recovery from the decreased sales caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake with an increase of 27.5% y/y to 5,369K units with the policy effects of Eco-Car subsidy program and tax deduction. According to the forecast by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), the 2013 sales will decline by 11.7% y/y to 4.74 million units. The sales percentage for mini vehicles is estimated to increase by one percentage point to 37.9%.

 The Toyota brand, the leader in the passenger car market, increased its share by 3.2 percentage points y/y to 32.7%. Honda had a good year with its mini vehicle segment achieving an increase of 2.1 percentage points to 15.6% resulting in second highest share in the market. Nissan, on the other hand, decreased by 2.3 percentage points to 12.3% settling for third place (if the sales volumes for commercial vehicles are considered, Nissan is in fifth place after Daihatsu and Suzuki).

 As for the sales volume by model, Toyota Prius was the most popular for the fourth consecutive year with 318K units and Toyota Aqua in second place with 267K units, which the two models' combined sales volume cover 12.8% of the entire passenger car. 2012 was a good year for mini vehicles with Daihatsu's Mira finishing at third place with 218K units and Honda's N Box, launched in December 2011, at fourth place with 211K units.

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The new vehicle sales volume exceeds last year's performance for the first time in two years with 5,369K units; volume expected to reach 4.74 million units for 2013

 The new vehicle sales in Japan for 2012 for passenger cars and commercial vehicles (CVs) increased by 27.5% to 5,369K units from the last year's 4.21 million units (a 1,159K unit increase), exceeding the 2007 sales volume of 5,354K units. The sales volume grew with the recovery from the damage caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in addition to the impact from the subsidy programs for eco-friendly vehicles such as the Eco-Car Subsidy Program. However, the Eco-Car Subsidy Program for business-use vehicles ended in July and the subsidy program for passenger cars in September. The sales volume of new vehicles for September 2012 decreased 3.2% to 447K units from 462K units achieved in last year's same month. The volume for October decreased by 5.7% to 359K units from 381K units achieved in last year's same month.

 The sales volume for mini vehicles was 1,979K units, a little below two million units, but the share increased to 36.9%.

 JAMA estimates the 2013 vehicle market to decrease by 11.7% y/y to 4.74 million units when it is no longer affected by subsidy programs. The non-mini vehicle share will decrease by 13.2% to 2,944K units and the mini vehicle share by 9.2% to 1,796K, but it will account for 37.9% of the share.

Japanese sales by vehicle type

(1,000 units)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Forecast
Car Standard 1,226 1,299 1,251 1,160 1,420 1,140 1,412 2,587
Small 1,908 1,654 1,550 1,480 1,508 1,246 1,603
Mini 1,508 1,447 1,427 1,283 1,285 1,139 1,558 1,397
Sub-total 4,642 4,400 4,228 3,924 4,212 3,525 4,573 3,984
Truck Standard 209 172 147 88 102 107 136 122
Small 355 293 250 181 188 185 227 224
Mini 516 473 443 405 442 382 422 399
Sub-total 1,080 938 839 673 731 675 785 745
Bus 18 16 15 13 13 11 12 11
All Total(A) 5,739 5,354 5,082 4,609 4,956 4,210 5,369 4,740
Non-mini 3,716 3,434 3,212 2,921 3,230 2,689 3,390 2,944
Mini(B) 2,024 1,920 1,870 1,688 1,726 1,521 1,979 1,796
Ratio of Mini(=B/A) 35.3% 35.9% 36.8% 36.6% 34.8% 36.1% 36.9% 37.9%

Source: Japan Automobile Dealers Association and Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
Note: For detailed information on new vehicle sales, see the table of breakdown by brand and vehicle type at the end of this report

 

Japanese monthly sales (all vehicle types)

(1,000 units)
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2008 377 503 731 369 361 447 455 310 477 379 369 306 5,082
2009 302 381 546 284 292 382 431 309 478 396 437 373 4,609
2010 367 458 674 352 356 449 487 425 472 304 324 288 4,956
2011 305 401 438 186 237 352 373 330 462 381 396 349 4,210
2012 416 520 752 360 395 505 513 371 447 359 394 339 5,369
Year-over-year(%)
2008 1.4 (0.5) (4.8) 3.1 (4.8) (3.3) 3.6 (10.7) (4.6) (6.6) (18.2) (16.7) (5.1)
2009 (19.9) (24.3) (25.3) (23.0) (19.0) (14.5) (5.2) (0.5) 0.2 4.4 18.3 21.6 (9.3)
2010 21.5 20.4 23.5 24.1 22.0 17.4 12.9 37.7 (1.2) (23.1) (25.9) (22.7) 7.5
2011 (16.7) (12.4) (35.1) (47.3) (33.4) (21.6) (23.3) (22.4) (2.1) 25.2 22.2 21.3 (15.1)
2012 36.1 29.5 71.8 93.7 66.4 43.6 37.5 12.4 (3.4) (5.7) (0.4) (3.1) 27.5

Source: Japan Automobile Dealers Association and Japan Mini Vehicles Association

 

 



Passenger car market: Honda finishes second place with good sales of mini vehicles

 The 2012 sales volume of passenger cars increased by 29.7% to 4,572K units from last year's 3,525K units recovering from the decreased sales caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in addition to the effect of the Eco-car Subsidy Program (non-mini vehicles increased by 26.4% to 3,015K units and mini vehicles by 36.8% to 1,558K units). The release of Toyota's compact HV, the Aqua, especially contributed to the non-mini vehicle sales volume with a giant increase of 43.9% y/y to 1,494K units. Honda's new N Box did well resulting in a threefold increase to 289K units for the OEM's mini vehicles sales.

 Accordingly, the shares for the passenger car market by brand changed in 2012: the leading Toyota brand increased by 3.2 percentage points y/y to 32.7%. Honda, which greatly expanded its share in the mini vehicle market, increased by 2.1 percentage points y/y to 15.6% making a comeback to second place in one year. In contrast, Nissan lost 2.3 percentage points from 14.6% to 12.3% ending the year at third place barely exceeding Daihatsu by 0.2 points.

Passenger car sales volume and share by group in the Japanese market

Sales volume (1,000 units) Share (%)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Passenger
car
total
Toyota 1,292 1,238 1,415 1,038 1,494 30.6 31.6 33.6 29.5 32.7
Honda 587 596 600 477 713 13.9 15.2 14.3 13.5 15.6
Nissan 580 520 566 515 561 13.7 13.3 13.4 14.6 12.3
Daihatsu 512 475 477 430 551 12.1 12.1 11.3 12.2 12.1
Suzuki 535 485 484 437 530 12.7 12.4 11.5 12.4 11.6
Mazda 208 176 196 165 192 4.9 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.2
Fuji Heavy Industries 144 120 123 108 141 3.4 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1
Mitsubishi 144 119 132 109 107 3.4 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.3
Lexus 26 28 33 42 44 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.2 1.0
Others 201 167 186 204 240 4.8 4.2 4.4 5.8 5.2
Total 4,228 3,924 4,212 3,525 4,572 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Non-mini
vehicles
Toyota 1,292 1,238 1,415 1,032 1,462 46.1 46.9 48.3 43.3 48.5
Honda 421 462 486 378 424 15.0 17.5 16.6 15.9 14.1
Nissan 465 407 442 392 437 16.6 15.4 15.1 16.4 14.5
Daihatsu 7 8 6 3 3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1
Suzuki 80 65 58 77 88 2.9 2.5 2.0 3.2 2.9
Mazda 162 137 157 130 151 5.8 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.0
Fuji Heavy Industries 85 75 79 74 108 3.0 2.9 2.7 3.1 3.6
Mitsubishi 61 53 65 53 59 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.2 1.9
Lexus 26 28 33 42 44 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.8 1.4
Others 201 167 186 204 240 7.2 6.3 6.3 8.6 7.9
Total 2,801 2,640 2,928 2,386 3,015 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Mini cars Toyota 0 0 0 6 32 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.1
Honda 166 134 115 98 289 11.6 10.4 8.9 8.6 18.5
Nissan 115 113 124 122 124 8.1 8.8 9.6 10.7 7.9
Daihatsu 505 467 471 427 548 35.4 36.4 36.7 37.5 35.2
Suzuki 455 421 426 360 442 31.9 32.8 33.1 31.6 28.4
Mazda 45 39 39 35 42 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.7
Fuji Heavy Industries 58 44 44 34 33 4.1 3.4 3.4 3.0 2.1
Mitsubishi 82 66 67 57 48 5.8 5.1 5.2 5.0 3.1
Lexus 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Others 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total 1,427 1,283 1,285 1,139 1,558 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

(Changes)

Sales volume (1,000 units) Share (%)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Passenger
car
total
Toyota (53) 177 (377) 456 1.0 2.0 (4.2) 3.2
Honda 9 5 (124) 236 1.3 (0.9) (0.7) 2.1
Nissan (60) 45 (51) 46 (0.5) 0.2 1.2 (2.3)
Daihatsu (38) 3 (48) 122 (0.0) (0.8) 0.9 (0.1)
Suzuki (50) (2) (47) 93 (0.3) (0.9) 0.9 (0.8)
Mazda (32) 20 (30) 27 (0.4) 0.2 0.0 (0.5)
Fuji Heavy Industries (24) 3 (15) 34 (0.3) (0.1) 0.1 0.0
Mitsubishi (25) 13 (23) (3) (0.4) 0.1 (0.0) (0.8)
Lexus 2 5 9 1 0.1 0.1 0.4 (0.2)
Others (34) 19 18 35 (0.5) 0.2 1.4 (0.6)
Total (304) 289 (687) 1,048 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Non-mini
vehicles
Toyota (53) 177 (383) 430 0.8 1.5 (5.1) 5.2
Honda 40 24 (107) 46 2.4 (0.9) (0.7) (1.8)
Nissan (57) 35 (50) 45 (1.2) (0.3) 1.3 (1.9)
Daihatsu 1 (2) (3) (0) 0.0 (0.1) (0.1) (0.0)
Suzuki (15) (7) 19 11 (0.4) (0.5) 1.2 (0.3)
Mazda (25) 20 (26) 20 (0.6) 0.2 0.1 (0.5)
Fuji Heavy Industries (10) 4 (5) 34 (0.2) (0.2) 0.4 0.5
Mitsubishi (8) 12 (13) 6 (0.2) 0.2 (0.0) (0.3)
Lexus 2 5 9 1 0.1 0.1 0.6 (0.3)
Others (34) 19 18 35 (0.9) 0.0 2.2 (0.6)
Total (160) 287 (542) 629 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mini cars Toyota 0 0 6 26 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.6
Honda (32) (19) (16) 190 (1.2) (1.5) (0.3) 9.9
Nissan (2) 10 (2) 2 0.7 0.8 1.1 (2.8)
Daihatsu (38) 5 (45) 122 1.0 0.3 0.8 (2.3)
Suzuki (34) 5 (65) 82 0.9 0.4 (1.5) (3.3)
Mazda (7) 0 (4) 7 (0.2) 0.0 0.1 (0.4)
Fuji Heavy Industries (14) (1) (10) (1) (0.6) (0.1) (0.4) (0.8)
Mitsubishi (16) 1 (10) (9) (0.6) 0.0 (0.2) (1.9)
Lexus 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Others (0) 0 (0) 0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0) (0.0)
Total (144) 1 (146) 419 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Source: Japan Automotive Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
Notes: 1. The above includes vehicles made abroad. Suzuki's data include the Chevrolet Cruze.
2. Most of "others" are imported vehicles.
3. There are some differences in the upper table and lower table due to the rounding of numbers.

 

 



Sales volume by model: Toyota Prius holds on to first place for fourth consecutive year renewing its own record

 The 2012 sales volume by model, the Toyota Prius including the Prius α (the Prius v in the North American market, the Prius+ in Europe) held on to first place for the fourth consecutive year, achieving a record high of 318K units. Toyota's compact HV, the Aqua released in December 2011, came in second with 267K units. The model achieved highest sales volume in October through December 2012, exceeding the Prius. The sales volume of the Prius and Aqua combined accounted for 12.8% of the passenger car sales volume.

 Daihatsu's mini car, the Mira, greatly increased by 81% y/y to 218K units ending in third place. The sales volume ranking is followed by Honda's new mini car, the N Box launched in December 2011, with 211K units and Honda's Fit with 209K units.

Top 20 best selling models in Japan

(units)
Rank 2010 2011 2012
Model name Make Sales volume Model name Make Sales volume Model name Make Sales volume
1 Prius Toyota 315,669 Prius Toyota 252,528 Prius Toyota 317,675
2 Wagon R* Suzuki 195,105 Fit Honda 207,882 Aqua(1) Toyota 266,567
3 Tanto* Daihatsu 191,391 Wagon R* Suzuki 160,439 Mira* Daihatsu 218,295
4 Fit Honda 185,439 Move* Daihatsu 145,201 N BOX* Honda 211,155
5 Move* Daihatsu 131,859 Tanto* Daihatsu 129,118 Fit Honda 209,276
6 Vitz Toyota 122,248 Vitz Toyota 128,725 Wagon R* Suzuki 195,701
7 Corolla Toyota 111,265 Mira Daihatsu 120,014 Tanto* Daihatsu 170,609
8 Alto* Suzuki 106,709 Serena Nissan 84,359 Move* Daihatsu 146,016
9 Mira* Daihatsu 97,616 Alto* Suzuki 83,100 Alto* Suzuki 112,002
10 Freed Honda 95,123 Corolla Toyota 70,758 Freed Honda 106,316
11 Passo Toyota 89,373 Freed Honda 67,736 Vitz Toyota 105,611
12 StepWGN Honda 80,934 Life* Honda 67,574 Serena Nissan 96,020
13 Palette* Suzuki 80,435 Moco* Nissan 61,766 Note Nissan 85,330
14 Serena Nissan 75,040 Demio Mazda 61,736 Corolla Toyota 80,459
15 Voxy Toyota 72,163 Ractis Toyota 59,207 Moco* Nissan 66,460
16 Note Nissan 66,347 Palette* Suzuki 54,825 StepWGN Honda 63,707
17 Demio Mazda 65,949 Passo Toyota 53,974 Palette* Suzuki 60,136
18 Life* Honda 63,344 March Nissan 50,274 Vellfire Toyota 58,513
19 Vellfire Toyota 61,015 Roox* Nissan 49,548 Demio Mazda 57,820
20 Wish Toyota 59,447 StepWGN Honda 48,797 Passo Toyota 52,281
Source: The above was developed by compiling data of Japan Automobile Dealers Association and Japan Mini Vehicles Association
Notes: Models with asterisk (*) are mini cars
(1) Aqua is sold as "Prius c" in the U.S. since March 2012

 

 



The number of vehicles owned in Japan as of the end of September 2012 was 74.437 million units; number of mini cars owned continues to increase

 The number of vehicles owned in Japan had been declining since 2007; however, the sales made a slight recovery between 2010 and 2011. The volume as of the end of September 2012, increased by 570K units when compared with the 2011 year-end figure. While the number of mini cars owned in Japan increased by 4,012K units between the end of 2006 to the end of September 2012, from 15.108 million units to 19.12 million units, the number of passenger cars, mini commercial vehicles, and commercial vehicles owned declined every year from the end of 2007 to the end of 2011.

Japanese auto fleet

(1,000 units)
End of
2006
End of
2007
End of
2008
End of
2009
End of
2010
End of
2011
End of
September
2012
Auto fleet Non-mini cars 42,413 41,693 41,104 40,608 40,360 40,184 40,229
Mini cars 15,108 15,931 16,760 17,412 17,987 18,487 19,120
Commercial vehicles 7,129 7,010 6,719 6,501 6,335 6,233 6,183
Mini commercial vehicles 9,602 9,495 9,408 9,289 9,177 8,964 8,905
Total 74,252 74,129 73,992 73,809 73,859 73,867 74,437
Changes Non-mini cars - (720) (588) (497) (247) (177) 46
Mini cars - 823 829 652 575 500 633
Commercial vehicles - (119) (290) (219) (166) (102) (50)
Mini commercial vehicles - (107) (88) (119) (111) (214) (59)
Total - (123) (137) (183) 50 7 570

Source: Monthly statistics report by Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
NOTE: "Changes" show the increase and decrease by calendar year. The figures in brackets represent net decreases. Commercial vehicles include trucks and buses. The data do not include special purpose vehicles and three-wheelers.

 

 



Vehicle tax revision to end acquisition tax in October 2015; abolishment of weight tax deferred

 On January 23, 2013, LDP's Tax System Research Council completed the tax revision for FY2013. Immediate terminations of the car acquisition tax and weight tax were deferred; the car acquisition tax will end by October 2015 but the weight tax will continue to be in effect including its provisional rate of duty. A new Eco-Car tax deduction program will be introduced in FY2014 to supplement for the weight tax retained.

 The automobile industry is concerned with the possible decline in the new vehicle market when the consumption tax increases from 5% to 8% (to go into effect in April 2014) while the acquisition tax is still in effect and weight tax retained almost permanently. The new Eco-Car subsidy program may expand tax deduction effect, but the details will not be discussed until the end of 2013 leaving the impact of this program unclear.

Overview of FY2013 tax revision

Car acquisition tax The tax rate will be reduced in April 2014 when the consumption tax is increased from 5% to 8%. The taxation will end by October 2015 when the consumption tax rate is planned to reach 10%.
However, the deduction rate for the acquisition tax will not be decided until the tax revision debate is held at the end of 2013.
Vehicle weight tax The termination, including its provisional rate of duty, deferred and the tax will be allocated to road maintenance budget.
The automobile industry has been demanding for the termination of the weight tax arguing that its taxation grounds have been lost when earmarked funds for road improvement was incorporated into general purposes revenue in 2009. However, the government placed the weight tax as "fund necessary for maintenance and improvement of roads" in the latest discussion.
Eco-car subsidy program A new Eco-Car subsidy program to be introduced in April 2014.
The current Eco-Car subsidy program was originally planned to continue until the end of March 2015, but in consideration to the retained weight tax, a new Eco-Car subsidy program with expanded scope of applicable models and terms will be introduced in April 2014 when the consumer tax rate increases to 8%. Details will be discussed at the end of 2013.

Current Eco-Car subsidy program (applies to vehicles with a GVW of 2.5 tons or less)

  <Terms>
    The vehicle weight tax: from May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2015
    The car acquisition tax: from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2015

Car acquisition
tax
Vehicle weight tax
New vehicle New vehicle Second
automobile
inspection
EVs including FCVs, natural gas powered vehicles,
PHVs, and clean diesel vehicles
Tax-free Tax exemption 50% tax deduction
Gasoline powered vehicles (includes HVs)
2005 emission control regulation (75% reduction)
+ FY2015 fuel economy standards + 20% (see note) Tax-free Tax exemption 50% tax deduction
+ FY2015 fuel economy standards + 10% (see note) 75% tax deduction 75% tax deduction -
+ FY2015 fuel economy standards (see note) 50% tax deduction 50% tax deduction -
Source: "Outline of Eco-car Subsidy Program" issued by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
(Note)  Vehicles not calculated in JC08 fuel efficiency mode are calculated in 10-15 mode.
In that case, the following standards apply:
FY2015 fuel economy standards + 20% → FY2010 fuel economy standards + 50%
FY2015 fuel economy standards + 10% → FY2010 fuel economy standards + 38%
FY2015 fuel economy standards → FY2010 fuel economy standards + 25%

 

Sales volume and ratio of vehicles applicable to the Eco-car tax break program

(1,000 units)
Tax exemption 75% tax reduction 50% tax reduction Applicable vehicle total
(A)
Total sales volume
(B)
=(A)/(B)
FY2010 463 1,692 1,135 3,290 4,288 76.7%
FY2011 659 2,212 712 3,583 4,374 81.9%
FY 2012 (to November) 965 285 947 2,196 3,041 72.2%
Source: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
Note 1. Includes mini vehicles but excludes medium- and heavy-duty vehicles with a GVW of over 3.5 tons.
2. Standards for vehicles applicable to the Eco-Car subsidy program was expanded in FY2012 (click here for details).
3. Fiscal Year(FY) in Japan runs from April 1st to March 31st. eg) April 2009 to March 2010 is FY 2009.

 

 



(Reference) New vehicle sales in Japan by brand and vehicle type

Car Truck Bus All
Standard Small Mini Standard Small Mini
  Toyota 2007 550,574 823,022 19,947 153,588 4,745 1,551,876
2008 591,947 699,644 18,133 128,743 4,868 1,443,335
2009 626,407 611,730 12,447 92,601 3,234 1,346,419
2010 803,014 612,425 14,120 98,547 3,616 1,531,722
2011 554,568 477,677 5,866 13,580 101,893 442 3,357 1,157,383
2012 714,570 747,190 32,284 16,832 120,459 10,975 4,099 1,646,409
Lexus 2007 34,803 34,803
2008 25,945 25,945
2009 28,167 28,167
2010 33,365 33,365
2011 42,365 42,365
2012 43,657 43,657
Daihatsu 2007 130 11,557 481,260 133,900 626,847
2008 121 7,179 504,938 130,226 642,464
2009 54 7,860 466,780 121,521 596,215
2010 21 5,786 471,414 131,289 608,510
2011 0 3,101 426,568 118,610 548,279
2012 187 2,803 548,291 0 0 125,890 677,171
Hino 2007 38,933 5,192 3,185 47,310
2008 33,120 4,373 3,173 40,666
2009 19,224 2,739 2,471 24,434
2010 22,946 3,485 2,733 29,164
2011 28,057 4,064 2,117 34,238
2012 33,589 6,229 2,645 42,463
Toyota Gr. Total 2007 533,311 978,693 460,484 65,277 181,328 140,787 8,033 2,367,913
2008 585,507 834,579 481,260 58,880 158,780 133,900 7,930 2,260,836
2009 618,013 706,823 504,938 51,253 133,116 130,226 8,041 2,152,410
2010 836,400 618,211 471,414 37,066 102,032 131,289 6,349 2,202,761
2011 596,933 480,778 432,434 41,637 105,957 119,052 5,474 1,782,265
2012 758,414 749,993 580,575 50,421 126,688 136,865 6,744 2,409,700
Nissan 2007 165,199 324,888 126,821 4,107 73,908 23,366 2,736 721,025
2008 161,888 302,717 115,388 3,559 67,018 25,219 2,371 678,160
2009 132,085 275,057 113,350 2,429 52,499 21,052 2,994 599,466
2010 167,195 274,950 123,730 2,762 52,115 22,387 2,230 645,369
2011 180,158 212,168 122,208 2,384 48,856 23,225 2,371 591,370
2012 196,645 240,528 123,746 3,242 64,571 29,591 1,532 659,855
Honda 2007 116,576 278,716 185,512 6 2,782 38,343 621,935
2008 84,289 337,080 165,563 3 2,256 35,356 624,547
2009 54,896 406,840 133,823 5 1,615 28,331 625,510
2010 61,088 424,515 114,796 6 1,165 45,719 647,289
2011 30,172 348,039 98,477 4 315 26,525 503,532
2012 30,153 393,733 288,649 2 16 32,652 745,205
Mazda 2007 90,380 79,357 43,766 1,348 27,258 11,952 254,061
2008 85,354 76,904 45,330 1,355 23,620 11,969 244,532
2009 71,296 65,767 38,640 1,005 16,978 10,610 204,296
2010 80,239 76,559 38,903 835 16,169 11,042 223,747
2011 61,106 69,313 35,066 802 13,231 10,407 189,925
2012 86,754 64,038 41,671 880 14,083 10,935 218,361
Mitsubishi 2007 54,703 23,583 92,080 373 5,804 50,370 226,913
2008 41,979 19,299 82,439 250 4,486 41,390 189,843
2009 30,981 22,192 65,975 159 2,883 37,625 159,815
2010 46,000 19,458 66,532 179 2,436 41,460 176,065
2011 29,551 23,046 56,506 99 2,255 36,167 147,624
2012 28,131 30,463 47,968 3 1,800 32,128 140,493
Isuzu 2007 22 55,532 12,747 1,422 69,723
2008 15 47,779 10,314 1,588 59,696
2009 9 29,399 6,006 1,281 36,695
2010 9 35,083 7,293 1,636 44,021
2011 0 1 33,397 7,701 997 42,096
2012 0 0 0 46,586 11,696 0 1,523 59,805
Subaru
(Fuji Heavy
Industries)
2007 72,835 11,993 67,578 73,412 225,818
2008 83,933 1,117 58,479 63,214 206,743
2009 72,793 2,699 44,272 53,724 173,488
2010 77,113 2,027 43,604 53,954 176,698
2011 65,924 7,882 33,716 51,179 158,701
2012 103,964 4,107 32,995 0 0 36,656 177,722
Suzuki 2007 15,288 64,585 450,048 141,343 671,264
2008 12,211 67,994 454,793 135,487 670,485
2009 8,741 56,094 420,562 131,832 617,229
2010 4,239 53,786 425,620 135,872 619,517
2011 2,617 74,148 360,327 115,811 552,903
2012 2,672 85,509 442,059 0 0 142,898 673,138
UD Trucks
(ex-Nissan
Diesel)
2007 14,219 104 665 14,988
2008 11,774 118 670 12,562
2009 6,376 54 509 6,939
2010 7,661 82 427 8,170
2011 8,396 47 26 8,469
2012 0 0 0 8,995 106 0 3 9,104
Mitsubishi
Fuso
2007 36,032 11,631 2,857 50,520
2008 29,135 8,726 2,661 40,522
2009 14,916 5,131 2,057 22,104
2010 16,390 6,347 2,024 24,761
2011 18,576 6,731 1,725 27,032
2012 0 0 0 24,289 8,362 2,064 34,715
Others 2007 198,658 36,324 41 1,501 7 27 7 236,565
2008 163,305 37,743 49 1,582 1 53 2 202,735
2009 134,746 31,898 27 1,732 3 47 26 168,479
2010 147,626 38,187 66 1,715 3 32 109 187,738
2011 173,449 30,751 19 1,995 4 27 58 206,303
2012 204,967 34,580 19 1,941 4 40 72 241,623
Total 2007 1,225,867 1,908,267 1,507,598 209,283 354,870 516,021 17,600 5,739,506
2008 1,299,168 1,654,025 1,447,106 171,998 293,021 472,713 15,617 5,353,648
2009 1,250,987 1,549,677 1,426,979 146,690 249,655 442,914 15,333 5,082,235
2010 1,419,909 1,507,693 1,284,665 101,697 187,642 441,755 12,775 4,956,136
2011 1,139,910 1,246,126 1,138,753 107,290 185,097 382,393 10,651 4,210,220
2012 1,411,700 1,602,951 1,557,682 136,359 227,326 421,765 11,938 5,369,721
Source: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Japan Automobile Dealers Association and Japan Mini Vehicles Association
(Note) 1. Including vehicles manufactured overseas. Suzuki includes the first-generation Chevrolet Cruze that ended production in June 2008.
2. ”Others” consist mostly of imported vehicles.

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