October 31, 2007

Japanese Automakers’ Overseas Production
[2nd Quarter & 1st Half Cumulative of Calendar 2007]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the second quarter of 2007 totalled 2,929,370 units. This is explained primarily by expanded overseas production in the world’s major markets except Middle East and Africa.

The cumulative total for the first half of calendar year 2007 (January 2007 through June 2007) was tracked at 5,837,739 units, owing likewise to expanded overseas production except Middle East and Africa.

2nd Quarter 2007 Results (April-June 2007)
  Apr 2007- Jun 2007 (units) Apr 2006- Jun 2006 (units) Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,079,941 1,011,409 (106.8%)
Middle East 0 1,200 (0.0%)
Europe 504,031 442,318 (114.0%)
(EU) 452,340 391,024 (115.7%)
North America 1,029,282 975,632 (105.5%)
(U.S.A.) 838,984 796,450 (105.3%)
Latin America 218,862 178,316 (122.7%)
Africa 59,657 62,187 (95.9%)
Oceania 37,597 20,003 (188.0%)
TOTAL 2,929,370 2,691,065 (108.9%)

 

1st Half Calendar 2007 Results (January-June 2007)

 

Jan 2007- Jun 2007 (units) Jan 2006- Jun 2006
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 2,128,402 2,029,615 (104.9%)
Middle East 3,342 4,100 (81.5%)
Europe 1,004,399 871,502 (115.2%)
(EU) 911,101 772,512 (117.9%)
North America 2,074,862 1,973,581 (105.1%)
(U.S.A.) 1,691,256 1,626,838 (104.0%)
Latin America 429,682 365,570 (117.5%)
Africa 123,077 119,235 (103.2%)
Oceania 73,975 49,473 (149.5%)
TOTAL 5,837,739 5,413,076 (107.8%)

Notes:

  1. The figures reflect the use of a new method, adopted as of January 2007, for computing overseas unit production.
  2. The “Change from previous year” percentage figures were calculated by dividing the figures (obtained using the new computation method) by the previous year’s figures for the same period (obtained using the former method).