July 31, 2006

Japanese Automakers’ 2006 Overseas Production Statistics
[First Quarter and Yearly Cumulative]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the first quarter of 2006 totaled 2,722,011 units, an increase of 13.5% over the same quarter the previous year in all regions around the world.  This is explained by expanded overseas production in the world’s markets.

Results for fiscal 2005 (April 2005-March 2006) were up from the previous year, rising 10.6% to 10,929,918 units, owing to expanded local production in the world’s markets excepting Middle East.

First Quarter 2006 Results (January-March 2006)
 

Jan 2006 -
Mar 2006
(units)

Jan 2005 -
Mar 2005
(units)

 Chg. from prev. year (%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,018,206 807,791 126.0
Middle East 2,900 2,520 115.1
Europe 429,184 371,033 115.7
(EU) 381,488 330,653 115.4
North America 997,949 986,469 101.2
(U.S.A.) 830,388 826,914 100.4
Latin America 187,254 156,182 119.9
Africa 57,048 44,824 127.3
Oceania 29,470 29,431 100.1
TOTAL  2,722,011 2,398,250 113.5

 

Fiscal 2005 Results (April 2005-March 2006)

 

Apr 2005-
Mar 2006
(units)
Apr 2004-
Mar 2005
 (units)
Chg. from prev. year (%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 4,174,624 3,623,380 115.2
Middle East 10,880 10,920 99.6
Europe 1,603,506 1,464,394 109.5
(EU) 1,420,391 1,295,259 109.7
North America 4,092,193 3,895,594 105.0
(U.S.A.) 3,386,751 3,204,811 105.7
Latin America 676,146 570,126 118.6
Africa 237,949 197,007 120.8
Oceania 134,620 122,687 109.7
TOTAL 10,929,918 9,884,108 110.6

Note: European Union (EU) membership expanded to a total of 25 countries from May 2004. Figures for the previous fiscal year also include these new member countries.