April 30, 2009

Japanese Automaker’s Overseas Production 2008 Statistics
<Statistics for Fourth Quarter of 2008, Calendar 2008 Cumulative Total>

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the fourth quarter of 2008 totalled 2,530,593 units, a decrease of 18.6% over the same quarter the previous year, resulting from cutbacks in local production in all regions.

The production total for calendar year 2008 (January-December) was tracked at 11,651,428 units, down by 1.8% compared to calendar year 2007 due to the reduced local production in the North America.

4th Quarter 2008 Results (October-December 2008)
  Oct 2008- Dec 2008 (units) Oct 2007- Dec 2007 (units) Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,141,059 1,236,949 92.2%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 351,016 515,797 68.1%
(EU) 319,227 464,324 68.8%
North America 739,113 1,009,560 73.2%
(U.S.A.) 584,107 838,283 69.7%
Latin America 214,031 235,981 90.7%
Africa 53,878 68,192 79.0%
Oceania 31,496 41,172 76.5%
TOTAL 2,530,593 3,107,651 81.4%

 

Calendar Year 2008 Results (January-December 2008)

 

Jan 2008- Dec 2008
(units)
Jan 2007- Dec 2007
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 4,877,074 4,523,751 107.8%
Middle East 0 3,342 0.0%
Europe 1,876,101 1,976,407 94.9%
(EU) 1,693,151 1,789,875 94.6%
North America 3,576,246 4,049,068 88.3%
(U.S.A.) 2,893,466 3,324,326 87.0%
Latin America 920,738 895,099 102.9%
Africa 257,528 252,384 102.0%
Oceania 143,741 159,710 90.0%
TOTAL 11,651,428 11,859,761 98.2%