July 29, 2003

Japanese Automakers' 2003 Overseas Production Statistics
< first quarter and yearly cumulative>

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the first quarter of 2003 totalled 2,039,063 units, an increase of 13.0% over the same quarter the previous year. This is explained primarily by expanded overseas production in the Asian and European markets.
Results for fiscal 2002 (April 2002 - March 2003) were also up from the previous year, rising 16.2% to 7,886,843 units, owing likewise to expanded local production in Asian, North American and European markets.

Fourth Quarter 2003 Results (January - March 2003)
  Jan. - Mar. 2003 Jan. - Mar. 2002 %Chg. from the preceding year
Asia 713,450 504,773 141.3
Middle East 480 2,100 22.9
Europe 320,982 279,043 115.0
(EU) 282,288 252,467 111.8
North America 809,841 845,206 95.8
(U.S.) 651,515 678,275 96.1
Latin America 116,208 101,443 114.6
Africa 43,615 39,909 109.3
Oceania 34,487 32,212 107.1
TOTAL 2,039,063 1,804,686 113.0

 

Fiscal 2002 Results (April 2002 - March 2003)
  Apr. 2002 - Mar. 2003 Apr. 2001 - Mar. 2002 %Chg. from the preceding year
Asia 2,589,298 1,916,445 135.1
Middle East 4,380 7,760 56.4
Europe 1,194,998 1,047,022 114.1
(EU) 1,045,569 951,808 109.9
North America 3,340,088 3,112,590 107.3
(U.S.) 2,693,689 2,498,681 107.8
Latin America 460,627 407,210 113.1
Africa 159,679 159,699 100.0 (-20 units)
Oceania 137,773 136,640 100.8
TOTAL 7,886,843 6,787,366 116.2