New vehicle sales in Japan: increased to 4.956 million in 2010 supported by government subsidies

Toyota Prius sold 316,000, posting new record annual sales by model

2011/03/15

Japan's new vehicle sales in 2010 increased to 4.956 million for the first time in six years supported by government subsidies, whereas they are expected to decline to 4.465 million in 2011

 In 2010, new vehicle sales in Japan increased for the first time in six years, up 7.5% year-on-year to 4.956 million. Their sales were bolstered by the government's subsidies for purchasing new vehicles, which it provided from April 10, 2009 to September 7, 2010. However, the figure did not reach the level of 5.082 million in 2008 before the onset of a recession.

 The sales volume of registered vehicles (excl. mini vehicles) grew by 10.6% year-on-year in 2010 to 3.23 million and that of mini vehicles increased by 2.3% to 1.726 million. The growth of registered vehicles is higher than that of mini vehicles because the government provided more subsidies for registered vehicles. The percentage of mini vehicles in the total vehicle sales fell below 35% for the first time in five years to 34.8%.

 According to the forecast for 2011 announced by Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) in December 2010, new vehicle sales will decline by 9.9% to 4.465 million, which is below the sluggish 2009 sales volume of 4.609 million. Particularly, sales of registered vehicles, which were sufficiently supported by the subsidies, are expected to decline significantly by 13.1% to 2.808 million (sales of mini vehicles are expected to fall by 4.0% to 1.657 million)

 

(Note) The following outlines the Japanese government subsidies.
(1) The government provides 250,000 JPY per passenger car (registered vehicles) and 125,000 JPY per passenger car (mini vehicles) when the purchaser scraps her vehicle aged 13 years or older and buys a vehicle that meets the 2010 fuel consumption standard.

(2) When the consumer does not scrap their vehicle and purchases a vehicle that achieves a 75% reduction from the 2005 emission standard and also a 15% improvement from the 2010 fuel consumption standard, the government provides 100,000 JPY per passenger car (registered vehicles) and 50,000 JPY per passenger car (mini vehicles).

Japan's new vehicle sales by vehicle types

(1,000 units)
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
forecast
Jan.
2010
Jan.
2011
Passenger
car
Standard 1,358 1,271 1,226 1,299 1,251 1,160 1,420 2,523 106 74
Compact 2,038 2,090 1,908 1,654 1,550 1,480 1,508 114 93
Mini 1,372 1,387 1,508 1,447 1,427 1,283 1,285 1,259 100 92
Total 4,768 4,748 4,642 4,400 4,228 3,924 4,212 3,782 320 259
Truck Standard 187 198 209 172 147 88 102 99 5 6
Compact 361 352 355 293 250 181 188 174 12 13
Mini 519 537 516 473 443 405 442 398 28 27
Total 1,067 1,086 1,080 938 839 673 731 671 46 46
Bus 18 18 18 16 15 13 13 12 1 1
All
 types
Total (A) 5,853 5,852 5,739 5,354 5,082 4,609 4,956 4,465 367 305
Registered vehicle 3,962 3,928 3,716 3,434 3,212 2,921 3,230 2,808 238 187
Mini (B) 1,891 1,924 2,024 1,920 1,870 1,688 1,726 1,657 128 118
Ratio of mini (=B/A) 32.3% 32.9% 35.3% 35.9% 36.8% 36.6% 34.8% 37.1% 35.0% 38.7%
Source: Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA) and Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
(Note) 1. The 2011 forecast is announced by JAMA (December 17, 2010).
2. For detailed information on new vehicle sales, see the table of break down by brands and vehicle types at the end of this report.


New vehicle sales were boosted by more than 20% until August 2010 by the government subsidies, but fell more than 20% after the termination of the subsidies

 In April 2009, the Japanese government introduced subsidies for new vehicles and also "tax relief for eco-friendly vehicles," in which auto taxes are exempted or reduced (until the spring of 2012).

 Although new vehicle sales dropped as low as 25.3% year-on-year in March 2009, these measures contributed to its positive growth in September 2009. After November 2009, new vehicle sales increased by about 20% a month from the same month a year earlier. In particular, in August 2010, just before the termination of the subsidies, sales grew by 37.7% compared to the same month in the previous year.

 In September 2010, the subsidies were terminated on the application of September 7th because the budget had been used up. With this, new vehicle sales fell significantly by 23.1% in October 2010 compared to the same month in the previous year, by 25.9% in November, and by 22.7% in December, thus falling below the new vehicle sales volume between October and December 2008, when the recession loomed. In January 2011, sales slightly recovered to 305,000, down by 16.7% year-on-year, which exceeded sales of 302,000 in January 2009.

 Vehicles that are eligible for a tax relief for eco-friendly vehicles account for 75.2% of the total sales in 2010 and they accounted for 81.4% in August just before the government terminated the subsidies (all the vehicles eligible for subsidies are also eligible for eco-friendly tax relief).

Monthly sales volume in Japan

(1,000 units)
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2007 371 505 767 358 379 462 439 347 500 406 451 368 5,354
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                        
Variation (Year-on-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                        

Source: Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA) and Japan Mini Vehicles Association

Sales volume and ratio of vehicles that are eligible for tax relief for eco-friendly vehicles

(1,000 units)
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2009 Tax-exempt       15.3 21.0 34.4 43.0 33.7 48.5 40.0 42.9 43.8
75% reduction       47.5 59.3 89.4 111.0 85.8 140.1 121.3 132.9 106.6
50% reduction       51.0 54.2 70.6 94.4 61.5 101.3 95.8 108.4 96.4
Eligible vehicle total (A)       113.7 134.6 194.4 248.3 180.9 289.9 257.1 284.2 246.8
Total vehicle sales (B)       267.3 274.8 356.6 410.0 290.5 445.4 376.5 412.7 345.2
Ratio (=B/A) (%)       42.5 49.0 54.5 60.6 62.3 65.1 68.3 68.9 71.5
2010 Tax-exempt 35.4 40.4 58.5 40.1 37.9 45.6 49.0 38.0 41.7 35.7 37.2 31.6
75%reduction 110.6 139.2 197.0 102.1 110.8 143.9 179.4 169.2 177.4 105.8 106.4 101.6
50%reduction 113.2 139.7 210.2 100.3 96.7 121.2 133.2 117.3 118.5 69.3 72.6 66.8
Eligible vehicle total (A) 259.1 319.3 465.7 242.4 245.4 310.7 361.7 324.5 337.6 210.8 216.2 200.0
Total vehicle sales (B) 350.9 436.7 632.8 334.0 333.9 416.5 460.5 399.9 436.2 285.5 299.8 259.3
Ratio (=B/A) (%) 73.8 73.1 73.6 72.6 73.5 74.6 78.5 81.1 77.4 73.8 72.1 77.1
Source: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
(Note) 1. Mini vehicles are included. Midsize/Large vehicles with GVW of over 3.5 tons are not included.
2. "Tax relief for eco-friendly vehicles" are an exemption or reduction of automobile weight tax (applicable period: from April 1, 2009 to April 30, 2012) and automobile acquisition tax (from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2012) for vehicles that are eligible for this tax relief.
3. Eligible vehicles for the tax exemption are next-generation vehicles including EVs, hybrid vehicles, and CNG vehicles.
4. Eligible vehicles for a 75% tax reduction are fuel efficient/low emission vehicles that achieve a 75% reduction from the 2005 emission standards and also achieve a 25% improvement from the 2010 fuel economy standards.
5. Eligible vehicles for a 50% tax reduction are fuel efficient/low emission vehicles that achieve a 75% reduction from the 2005 emission standards and also achieve a 15% improvement from the 2010 fuel economy standards.

 



Passenger car market: Toyota boosted its share to 45.7% while Honda and Suzuki lose their share

 In 2010, sales of passenger cars in Japan grew 7.4% year-on-year to 4.211 million (among them, sales of registered vehicles increased by 10.9% to 2.928 million and those of mini vehicles climbed by 0.1% to 1.285 million), thanks to the government's subsidies.

 In 2010, the Toyota group increased its market share by 1.3 points from a year earlier to 45.7%. Increased sales of the Prius by 107,000 (or 51.1%) to 316,000 from 2009 contributed to this.

 On the other hand, Honda (15.2% → 14.3%) and Suzuki (12.4% → 11.5%) lost their market share. Honda has suffered slumping sales of mini vehicles, and their sales decreased by 14.2% year-on-year to 115,000 in 2010. As a result, Honda's sales of mini vehicles were overtaken by Nissan (124,000, up 9.2%). Suzuki's sales of registered vehicles declined by 10.5% year-on-year to 58,000 as its major models were at the end of the product life cycle.

Passenger car sales volume and market share by manufacturing group in Japan

(units)
  Sales volume Market share
2007 2008 2009 2010 2007 2008 2009 2010
Passenger
car
total
Toyota group 1,901,346 1,829,774 1,740,998 1,926,025 43.2% 43.3% 44.4% 45.7%
Honda 580,804 586,932 595,559 600,399 13.2% 13.9% 15.2% 14.3%
Nissan 616,908 579,993 520,492 565,875 14.0% 13.7% 13.3% 13.4%
Suzuki 529,921 534,998 485,397 483,645 12.0% 12.7% 12.4% 11.5%
Mazda 213,503 207,588 175,703 195,701 4.9% 4.9% 4.5% 4.6%
Mitsubishi 170,366 143,717 119,148 131,990 3.9% 3.4% 3.0% 3.1%
Subaru 152,406 143,529 119,764 122,744 3.5% 3.4% 3.1% 2.9%
Others 235,045 201,112 166,680 185,888 5.3% 4.8% 4.2% 4.4%
Total 4,400,299 4,227,643 3,923,741 4,212,267 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Registered
vehicle
Toyota group 1,420,086 1,324,836 1,274,218 1,454,611 48.1% 47.3% 48.3% 49.7%
Honda 395,292 421,369 461,736 485,603 13.4% 15.0% 17.5% 16.6%
Nissan 490,087 464,605 407,142 442,145 16.6% 16.6% 15.4% 15.1%
Suzuki 79,873 80,205 64,835 58,025 2.7% 2.9% 2.5% 2.0%
Mazda 169,737 162,258 137,063 156,798 5.7% 5.8% 5.2% 5.4%
Mitsubishi 78,286 61,278 53,173 65,458 2.7% 2.2% 2.0% 2.2%
Subaru 84,828 85,050 75,492 79,140 2.9% 3.0% 2.9% 2.7%
Others 235,004 201,063 166,653 185,822 8.0% 7.2% 6.3% 6.3%
Total 2,953,193 2,800,664 2,640,312 2,927,602 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Mini Toyota group 481,260 504,938 466,780 471,414 33.3% 35.4% 36.4% 36.7%
Honda 185,512 165,563 133,823 114,796 12.8% 11.6% 10.4% 8.9%
Nissan 126,821 115,388 113,350 123,730 8.8% 8.1% 8.8% 9.6%
Suzuki 450,048 454,793 420,562 425,620 31.1% 31.9% 32.8% 33.1%
Mazda 43,766 45,330 38,640 38,903 3.0% 3.2% 3.0% 3.0%
Mitsubishi 92,080 82,439 65,975 66,532 6.4% 5.8% 5.1% 5.2%
Subaru 67,578 58,479 44,272 43,604 4.7% 4.1% 3.4% 3.4%
Others 41 49 27 66 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Total 1,447,106 1,426,979 1,283,429 1,284,665 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Source: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
(Note) 1. Including vehicles manufactured overseas. Suzuki includes Chevrolet Cruze.
2. Toyota group includes Toyota, Lexus, and Daihatsu vehicles.
3. "Other" consists mostly of import-brand vehicles.

 



Sales volume by model: Toyota Prius sold 315,669, registering new record annual sales by model

 In the 2010 sales rankings by model, Toyota Prius sold a record high of 315,669 and topped sales rankings for two consecutive years (The former record was 300,008 of Toyota Corolla (1990)). The Prius accounted for 7.5% of the total passenger car sales in 2010 (The Corolla accounted for 5.9% in 1990).

 Suzuki Wagon R ranked second (195,105), followed by Daihatsu Tanto (191,391), Honda Fit (185,439), and Daihatsu Move (131,859).

 In 2009, Honda's hybrid vehicle, the Insight, sold 93,283, ranked 8th, but its sales decreased to 38,080 in 2010 (33rd).

Top 20 best selling models in Japan

(units)
Ranking 2008 2009 2010
Model Manufac-
turer
Sales
volume
Model Manufac-
turer
Sales
volume
Model Manufac-
turer
Sales
volume
1 Wagon R* Suzuki 205,354 Prius Toyota 208,876 Prius Toyota 315,669
2 Move* Daihatsu 190,364 Wagon R* Suzuki 201,528 Wagon R* Suzuki 195,105
3 Fit Honda 174,910 Move* Daihatsu 182,325 Tanto* Daihatsu 191,391
4 Tanto* Daihatsu 159,322 Fit Honda 157,324 Fit Honda 185,439
5 Corolla Toyota 144,051 Tanto* Daihatsu 145,432 Move* Daihatsu 131,859
6 Vitz Toyota 123,337 Vitz Toyota 117,655 Vitz Toyota 122,248
7 Life* Honda 97,126 Passo Toyota 98,883 Corolla Toyota 111,265
8 Mira* Daihatsu 85,281 Insight Honda 93,283 Alto* Suzuki 106,709
9 Crown Toyota 74,904 Corolla Toyota 90,178 Mira* Daihatsu 97,616
10 Prius Toyota 73,110 Alto* Suzuki 87,386 Freed Honda 95,123
11 Serena Nissan 72,927 Mira* Daihatsu 83,952 Passo Toyota 89,373
12 Passo Toyota 72,767 Freed Honda 79,525 Stepwagon Honda 80,934
13 Palette* Suzuki 72,595 Serena Nissan 78,836 Palette* Suzuki 80,435
14 Alto* Suzuki 70,814 Life* Honda 75,745 Serena Nissan 75,040
15 Voxy Toyota 70,165 Voxy Toyota 71,426 Voxy Toyota 72,163
16 Tiida Nissan 65,302 Note Nissan 65,745 Note Nissan 66,347
17 Demio Mazda 64,990 Palette* Suzuki 62,130 Demio Mazda 65,949
18 Note Nissan 62,704 Wish Toyota 60,357 Life* Honda 63,344
19 Swift Suzuki 58,950 Cube Nissan 59,760 Vellfire Toyota 61,015
20 Estima Toyota 58,463 Moco* Nissan 58,469 Wish Toyota 59,447

Source: Data from Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA) and Japan Mini Vehicles Association
(Note) Models marked with " * " are mini passenger cars.

 



In 2009, the ownership of vehicles declined by 183,000 while that of mini vehicles increased by 533,000

 Although the vehicle market in Japan recovered slightly in 2010, it has been showing a long-term downward trend. New vehicle sales were 4.956 million in 2010, which are 64% of the peak year (1990) of 7.777 million. The downward trend caused by the declining population and the saturated market due to the maturation of the economy. The decrease in sales is particularly sharp among commercial vehicles (excluding mini vehicles), which sold 1.669 million in 1990, but sold only 302,000 in 2010, which is 18% of the 1990 level.

 The ownership of vehicles has been declining since 2007. In 2009, it fell by 183,000. However, the ownership of mini vehicles has been increasing; and it increased by 533,000 in 2009.

Sales of new passenger cars /commercial vehicles /mini vehicles in Japan

(1,000 units)
Sales of new passenger cars /commercial vehicles /mini vehicles in the Japan

(Note) The classification of vehicles is based on chassis until 2003 and is based on registration-numbers starting in 2004. 2011 estimates are JAMA estimates.

Variation of vehicles owned in Japan: passenger cars/commercial vehicles/mini vehicles

(1,000 units)
Variation of vehicles owned in Japan: passenger cars/commercial vehicles/mini vehicles

(Note) Variation is in calendar year. The classification of vehicles is based on registration-numbers (excluding special-purpose vehicles).

 

Variation of vehicles owned in Japan

(1,000 units)
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Jan.-
Oct.
2009
Jan.-
Oct.
2010
Registered
vehicles
Passenger
car
314 214 119 (147) (25) 192 (476) (720) (588) (497) (347) (217)
Commercial
vehicle
(181) (192) (239) (296) (189) (90) (172) (119) (290) (219) (190) (148)
Total 134 22 (120) (444) (214) 102 (648) (839) (878) (716) (537) (366)
Mini vehicles 734 721 732 715 695 948 844 716 742 533 447 384
Total 868 743 612 271 481 1,051 196 (123) (136) (183) (90) 18
Source: Monthly statistics by Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
(Note) 1. Variation is in the calendar year. Figures in ( ) indicate a net decrease. Commercial vehicles consist of trucks and buses. Mini vehicles represent the total passenger mini cars and commercial mini vehicles. Special-purpose vehicles and three-wheeled cycles are excluded.
2. The number of vehicles owned as of the end of October 2010 is 40.39 million for passenger cars (excluding mini), 6.352 million for commercial vehicles (excluding mini), and 27.085 million for mini vehicles. In addition, the number of special-purpose vehicles is 1.502 million. The total number of all types of vehicles is 75.332 million (including three-wheeled cycles).

 



The duration of ownership is lengthening with passenger cars older than 13 years accounting for 12.5% of the total

 While the ownership of vehicles is decreasing, the duration of ownership (vehicle age) has been lengthening. At the end of March 1999, the number of vehicles of five years and three months old or younger is 21 million, accounting for 50.3% of the total vehicles owned, but the number declined to 15.13 million at the end of March 2010, accounting only for 37.4%. On the other hand, the number of vehicles 13 years and three months old or older increased from 1.04 million at the end of March 1999 to 5.07 million at the end of March 2010. Their percentage also grew from 2.5% to 12.5%.

 The lengthened duration of ownership is due to the reduced number of scrapped five year or older vehicles. Before 2007, more than 2 million vehicles of five years to 12 years old were scrapped annually, the figure declined to 1.78 million in FY2008 and further to 1.47 million in FY2009. In the meantime, the number of scrapped 13 year or older vehicles is on the increase. Although the number declined to 1.15 million in 2008, it increased to 1.6 million in 2009 due partly to government subsidies.

Number of passenger cars owned in Japan by vehicle age (excluding mini)

(1,000 units)
  Ownership at the end of March
1999 2004 2008 2009 2010
5 years and 3 months old or younger 21,008 17,872 16,427 15,566 15,136
9 years and 3 months old or younger 14,285 13,870 11,610 11,566 11,569
13 years and 3 months old or younger 5,445 8,214 9,209 8,917 8,642
Older than 13 years and 3 months 1,044 2,667 4,223 4,750 5,072
Total 41,783 42,624 41,469 40,799 40,419
Source: Automobile Inspection & Registration Information Association (AIRIA)
(Note) 1. The classification of passenger cars is based on registration-numbers (excluding special-purpose vehicles).
2. The vehicles owned as of the end of March 2010 and that have been newly registered in 2005 or later are classified as five years and three months old or younger.

Scrapped Passenger Cars by Age in Japan

(1,000 units)
Scrapped cars of 5 to 12 years old Scrapped cars of 13 years old or older
Scrapped cars of 5 to 12 years old Scrapped cars of 13 years old or older

Source: Automobile Inspection & Registration Information Association (AIRIA)
(Note) Horizontal axis indicates FY2000 to FY2009. The classification of passenger cars is based on registration-numbers, excluding mini passenger cars.

 



(Reference) New vehicle sales in Japan by vehicle types and auto manufacturers

  Passenger car Truck Bus All types
Standard Compact Mini Standard Compact Mini
Toyota 2006 502,072 957,622   21,437 174,362   4,887 1,660,380
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
Lexus 2006 31,097             31,097
2007 34,803             34,803
2008 25,945             25,945
2009 28,167             28,167
2010 33,365             33,365
Daihatsu 2006 142 21,071 460,484     140,787   622,484
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
Hino 2006       43,840 6,966   3,146 53,952
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
Toyota Group
total
2006 533,311 978,693 460,484 65,277 181,328 140,787 8,033 2,367,913
2007 585,507 834,579 481,260 58,880 158,780 133,900 7,930 2,260,836
2008 618,013 706,823 504,938 51,253 133,116 130,226 8,041 2,152,410
2009 654,628 619,590 466,780 31,671 95,340 121,521 5,705 1,995,235
2010 836,400 618,211 471,414 37,066 102,032 131,289 6,349 2,202,761
Honda 2006 125,685 289,190 234,720 7 2,774 49,915   702,291
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
Nissan 2006 131,697 407,200 109,514 5,710 84,071 25,151 3,420 766,763
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
Mazda 2006 102,443 73,555 43,376 2,447 36,053 11,278   269,152
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
Mitsubishi 2006 35,349 36,083 124,570 323 6,997 60,166   263,488
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
Isuzu 2006 36     67,509 22,655   1,782 91,982
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
Subaru
(Fuji Heavy
Industries)
2006 71,786 21,256 70,868     81,324   245,234
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
Suzuki 2006 16,585 63,086 464,037     147,325   691,033
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
UD Trucks
(former
Nissan Diesel)
2006       18,824 141   789 19,754
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
Mitsubishi
Fuso
2006       47,027 20,844   3,543 71,414
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
Others 2006 208,975 39,204 29 2,159 7 75 33 250,482
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
Total 2006 1,225,867 1,908,267 1,507,598 209,283 354,870 516,021 17,600 5,739,506
2007 1,299,168 1,654,025 1,447,106 171,998 293,021 472,713 15,617 5,353,648
2008 1,250,987 1,549,677 1,426,979 146,690 249,655 442,914 15,333 5,082,235
2009 1,160,175 1,480,137 1,283,429 87,692 180,509 404,742 12,572 4,609,256
2010 1,419,909 1,507,693 1,284,665 101,697 187,642 441,755 12,775 4,956,136
Source: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA)
(Note) 1. Including vehicles manufactured overseas. Suzuki includes Chevrolet Cruze.
2. "Others" consist mostly of import-brand vehicles.

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