July 30, 2009

Japanese Automaker’s Overseas Production 2009 Statistics
<First Quarter of 2009, Cumulative Results for FY2008>

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the first quarter of 2009 totalled 1,966,440 units, a decrease of 37.3% over the same quarter the previous year. This outcome reflects the decline in local production recorded in all regions during the quarter under review.

The results compiled for fiscal year 2008 (April 2008 ~ March 2009) also revealed drops in local output production worldwide, with the final total coming in at 10,479,587 units (down 13.3% compared to fiscal 2007).

1st Quarter 2009 Results (January-March 2009)
  Jan 2009- Mar 2009
(units)
Jan 2008- Mar 2008
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 996,309 1,268,259 78.6%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 258,679 552,925 46.8%
(EU) 238,120 495,000 48.1%
North America 482,918 1,012,903 47.7%
(U.S.A.) 368,995 841,833 43.8%
Latin America 161,711 206,536 78.3%
Africa 44,473 62,016 71.7%
Oceania 22,350 35,769 62.5%
TOTAL 1,966,440 3,138,408 62.7%

 

Fiscal Year 2008 Results (April 2008-March 2009)

 

Apr 2008- Mar 2009
(units)
Apr 2007- Mar 2008
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 4,605,124 4,740,314 97.1%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 1,581,863 2,028,964 78.0%
(EU) 1,436,271 1,826,114 78.7%
North America 3,046,262 4,016,391 75.8%
(U.S.A.) 2,420,629 3,313,887 73.0%
Latin America 875,913 890,815 98.3%
Africa 240,103 250,980 95.7%
Oceania 130,322 159,101 81.9%
TOTAL 10,479,587 12,086,565 86.7%