January 30, 2009

Japanese Automakers' 2008 Overseas Production Statistics
[3rd Quarter & Three Quarters Cumulative of Calendar 2008]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the third quarter of calendar year 2008 totalled 2,876,118 units, a decrease of 1.2% over the same quarter in the previous year. This is explained primarily by a decrease in local production in the North American market.

Results for the three quarters of calendar year 2008 (January-September) were up from the previous year, rising 4.1% to 9,108,773 units, owing mainly to expanded local production in the Asian market.

3rd Quarter 2008 Results (July-September 2008)
  Jul 2008- Sep 2008
(units)
Jul 2007- Sep 2007
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,207,387 1,155,004 104.5%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 452,861 456,211 99.3%
(EU) 413,685 414,450 99.8%
North America 858,431 964,637 89.0%
(U.S.A.) 689,240 794,778 86.7%
Latin America 250,306 229,439 109.1%
Africa 68,926 61,115 112.8%
Oceania 38,207 44,563 85.7%
TOTAL 2,876,118 2,910,969 98.8%

 

Three Quarters of Calendar 2008 Results (January-September 2008)

 

Jan 2008- Sep 2008
(units)
Jan 2007- Sep 2007
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 3,723,953 3,286,802 113.3%
Middle East 0 3,342 0.0%
Europe 1,525,084 1,460,610 104.4%
(EU) 1,373,923 1,325,551 103.6%
North America 2,837,134 3,039,508 93.3%
(U.S.A.) 2,309,360 2,486,043 92.9%
Latin America 706,707 659,118 107.2%
Africa 203,650 184,192 110.6%
Oceania 112,245 118,538 94.7%
TOTAL 9,108,773 8,752,110 104.1%