January 30, 2004

Japanese Automakers' 2003 Overseas Production Statistics
[third quarter and yearly cumulative]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the third quarter of 2003 totalled 2,150,687 units, an increase of 11.8% over the same quarter the previous year. This is explained primarily by expanded overseas production in the Asian, North American and European markets.

Results for the period of January 2003 - September 2003 were also up from the previous year, rising 11.9% to 6,312,812 units, owing likewise to expanded local production.

Third Quarter 2003 Results (July 2003 ~ September 2003)
  July 2003 - Sep. 2003
(units)
July 2002 - Sep. 2002
(units)
% change from
the preceding year
Asia 736,363 625,861 117.7
Middle East 2,300 1,600 143.8
Europe 321,140 283,428 113.3
(EU) 276,993 244,210 113.4
North America 893,073 816,032 109.4
(U.S.A.) 730,517 654,134 111.7
Latin America 113,955 116,650 97.7
Africa 42,208 42,880 98.4
Oceania 41,648 36,838 113.1
TOTAL 2,150,687 1,923,289 111.8

 

2003 Results (January 2003 ~ September 2003)
  Jan. 2003 - Sep. 2003
(units)
Jan. 2002 - Sep. 2002
(units)
% change from
the preceding year
Asia 2,213,051 1,718,378 128.8
Middle East 3,800 4,800 79.2
Europe 976,302 865,747 112.8
(EU) 849,036 766,618 110.8
North America 2,531,050 2,488,821 101.7
(U.S.A.) 2,053,256 2,009,388 102.2
Latin America 345,394 341,628 101.1
Africa 128,486 122,750 104.7
Oceania 114,729 97,598 117.6
TOTAL 6,312,812 5,639,722 111.9