October 26, 2005

Japanese Automakers’ 2005 Overseas Production Statistics
[Second Quarter and First Half Cumulative]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the second quarter of 2005 totalled 2,726,067 units, an increase of 11.0% over the same quarter in the previous year. This is explained primarily by expanded overseas production in markets worldwide.

Results for the first half of calendar 2005 (January-June) were also up from the previous year, rising 7.5% to 5,124,317 units, owing to expanded local production in the world’s markets excepting Oceania.

2nd Quarter 2005 Results (April-June 2005)
  Apr 2005-Jun 2005
(units)
Apr 2004-Jun 2004
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,023,499 944,053 108.4
Middle East 4,200 2,400 175.0
Europe 415,975 356,293 116.8
(EU) 370,400 318,935 116.1
North America 1,023,857 945,375 108.3
(U.S.A.) 840,508 768,155 109.4
Latin America 162,221 128,526 126.2
Africa 62,031 46,720 132.8
Oceania 34,284 33,092 103.6
TOTAL 2,726,067 2,456,459 111.0

 

1st Half Calendar 2005 Results (January-June 2005)
  Jan 2005-Jun 2005
(units)
Jan 2004-Jun 2004
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,831,290 1,767,414 103.6
Middle East 6,720 4,800 140.0
Europe 787,008 717,835 109.6
(EU) 701,053 650,845 107.7
North America 2,010,326 1,876,994 107.1
(U.S.A.) 1,667,422 1,533,861 108.7
Latin America 318,403 249,445 127.6
Africa 106,855 86,074 124.1
Oceania 63,715 65,562 97.2
TOTAL 5,124,317 4,768,124 107.5