April 30, 2008

Japanese Automakers’ 2007 Overseas Production Statistics
[Fourth Quarter and Yearly Cumulative]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the fourth quarter of 2007 totalled 3,108,273 units, an increase of 9.0% over the same quarter the previous year. This is explained primarily by expanded overseas production in the Asian and European markets.

Results for all of calendar year 2007 (January-December) were also up from the previous year, rising 8.1% to 11,856,942 units, owing likewise to expanded local production in the Asian and European markets.

4th Quarter 2007 Results (October-December 2007)
  Oct 2007- Dec 2007 (units) Oct 2006- Dec 2006 (units) Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,237,571 1,049,099 (118.0%)
Middle East 0 3,600 (0.0%)
Europe 515,797 448,745 (114.9%)
(EU) 464,324 399,705 (116.2%)
North America 1,009,560 1,058,290 (95.4%)
(U.S.A.) 838,283 857,736 (97.7%)
Latin America 235,981 191,443 (123.3%)
Africa 68,192 65,158 (104.7%)
Oceania 41,172 35,584 (115.7%)
TOTAL 3,108,273 2,851,919 (109.0%)

 

Calendar Year 2007 Results (January-December 2007)

 

Jan 2007- Dec 2007
(units)
Jan 2006- Dec 2006
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 4,520,934 4,129,856 (109.5%)
Middle East 3,342 11,400 (29.3%)
Europe 1,976,407 1,702,836 (116.1%)
(EU) 1,789,875 1,509,402 (118.6%)
North America 4,049,068 4,001,639 (101.2%)
(U.S.A.) 3,324,326 3,281,073 (101.3%)
Latin America 895,097 745,827 (120.0%)
Africa 252,384 259,050 (97.4%)
Oceania 159,710 121,635 (131.3%)
TOTAL 11,856,942 10,972,243 (108.1%)

Notes:

  • The figures reflect the use of a new method, adopted as of January 2007, for computing overseas unit production.
  • 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).