October 27, 2004

Japanese Automakers’ 2004 Overseas Production Statistics
[2nd Quarter and First Half Cumulative]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the second quarter of 2004 totalled 2,445,199 units, an increase of 15.2% over the same quarter the previous year.This is explained primarily by expanded overseas production in the Asian and North American markets.

Results for the first half of calendar 2004 (January-June) were also up from the previous year, rising 14.3% to 4,756,782 units, owing likewise to expanded local production in the world’s major markets.

2nd Quarter 2004 Results (April-June 2004)
  Apr 2004-Jun 2004
(units)
Apr 2003-Jun 2003
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 944,053 763,238 123.7
Middle East 2,400 1,020 235.3
Europe 345,033 334,180 103.2
(EU) 307,675 311,283 98.8
North America 945,375 828,136 114.2
(U.S.A.) 768,155 671,224 114.4
Latin America 128,526 115,231 111.5
Africa 46,720 42,663 109.5
Oceania 33,092 38,594 85.7
TOTAL 2,445,199 2,123,062 115.2

 

First Half of Calendar 2004 Results (January-June 2004)
  Jan 2004-Jun 2004
(units)
Jan 2003-Jun 2003
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,767,414 1,476,688 119.7
Middle East 4,800 1,500 320.0
Europe 706,493 655,162 107.8
(EU) 639,503 612,243 104.5
North America 1,876,994 1,637,977 114.6
(U.S.A.) 1,533,861 1,322,739 116.0
Latin America 249,445 231,439 107.8
Africa 86,074 86,278 99.8
Oceania 65,562 73,081 89.7
TOTAL 4,756,782 4,162,125 114.3