October 30, 2006

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

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the second quarter of 2006 totalled 2,691,065 units, a decrease of 1.3% over the same quarter in the previous year.  This is explained primarily by decrease of overseas production in the North American, Asian and other markets.

Results for the first half of calendar 2006 (January-June) were up from the previous year, rising 5.6% to 5,413,076 units, owing to expanded local production in the Asian and European markets.

2nd Quarter 2006 Results (April-June 2006)
 

Apr 2006-
Jun 2006
(units)

Apr 2005-
Jun 2005
(units)

 Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,011,409 1,023,499 98.8
Middle East 1,200 4,200 28.6
Europe 442,318 415,975 106.3
(EU) 391,024 370,400 105.6
North America 975,632 1,023,857 95.3
(U.S.A.) 796,450 840,508 94.8
Latin America 178,316 162,221 109.9
Africa 62,187 62,031 100.3
Oceania 20,003 34,284 58.3
TOTAL 2,691,065 2,726,067 98.7

 

1st Half Calendar 2006 Results (January-June 2006)

 

Jan 2006-
Jun 2006
(units)
Jan 2005-
Jun 2005
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 2,029,615 1,831,290 110.8
Middle East 4,100 6,720 61.0
Europe 871,502 787,008 110.7
(EU) 772,512 701,053 110.2
North America 1,973,581 2,010,326 98.2
(U.S.A.) 1,626,838 1,667,422 97.6
Latin America 365,570 318,403 114.8
Africa 119,235 106,855 111.6
Oceania 49,473 63,715 77.6
TOTAL 5,413,076 5,124,317 105.6