October 29, 2008

Japanese Automakers’ 2008 Overseas Production Statistics
[2nd Quarter & 1st Half Cumulative of Calendar 2008]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the second quarter of 2008 totalled 3,096,118 units, an increase of 5.7% over the same quarter the previous year. This is explained primarily by expanded overseas production in the Asian markets.

Results for the first half of calendar year 2008 (January-June) were also up from the previous year, rising 6.8% to 6,232,099 units, owing likewise to expanded local production in the Asian markets.

2nd Quarter 2008 Results (April-June 2008)
  Apr 2008- Jun 2008
(units)
Apr 2007- Jun 2007
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,250,180 1,080,098 115.7%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 519,298 504,031 103.0%
(EU) 465,238 452,340 102.9%
North America 965,798 1,029,291 93.8%
(U.S.A.) 778,285 838,993 92.8%
Latin America 249,865 218,859 114.2%
Africa 72,708 59,657 121.9%
Oceania 38,269 37,597 101.8%
TOTAL 3,096,118 2,929,533 105.7%

 

1st Half Calendar Year 2008 Results (January-June 2008)

 

Jan 2008- Jun 2008
(units)
Jan 2007- Jun 2007
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 2,516,010 2,128,525 118.2%
Middle East 0 3,342 0.0%
Europe 1,072,223 1,004,399 106.8%
(EU) 960,238 911,101 105.4%
North America 1,978,703 2,074,871 95.4%
(U.S.A.) 1,620,120 1,691,265 95.8%
Latin America 456,401 429,679 106.2%
Africa 134,724 123,077 109.5%
Oceania 74,038 73,975 100.1%
TOTAL 6,232,099 5,837,868 106.8%