Issue No. 2, 2006
EU Production Up by 5.6% in 2005
EU production performance
This year, Japanese manufacturers will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Japanese car built in the European Union. Over that span of time, the success of Japanese cars with European consumers grew steadily year after year, resulting in a continuous increase in vehicle production by the European subsidiaries of Japanese automobile manufacturers.
In 2005, they produced 1,369,555 vehicles (EU 25), which equates to a 5.6% growth from the previous year and a 122% increase over the last 10 years (since 1995).
The positive performance of Japanese manufacturers is also reflected in registration figures. Recent data shows that 2,218,619 vehicles produced by Japanese manufacturers in
Japanese auto manufacturers have invested over €10.6 billion in the EU and are now operating a total of 17 production centres and 14 research-and- development facilities in 10 European Member States. Since 2001, EU production by JAMA members has exceeded imports from
Although Japanese manufacturers have made substantial investments in several Member States, their presence and capacity in the
Contributing to the sector’s competitiveness in the EU
Through their activities in the EU, the European subsidiaries of Japanese automakers have created some 200,000 jobs, both as direct employment in production and R&D and as indirect employment.
JAMA members in
Global overseas production
EU manufacturing represents 12.9% of the total overseas production of Japanese auto manufacturers, which amounted to 10,605,587 vehicles in 2005, for a global increase of 8.2% over 2004.
Overseas production by Japanese auto manufacturers in 2005 (by region)