October 29, 2009

Japanese Automakers’ 2009 Overseas Production Statistics
[2nd Quarter & 1st Half Cumulative of Calendar 2009]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the second quarter of calendar year 2009 totaled 2,280,019 units, a decrease of 26.5% from the same quarter in previous year. This outcome reflects the declines in local production recorded in all regions during the quarter under review.

The results for the first half of 2009 (January - June 2009) were also impacted by the fall in local production worldwide, with the final total for that period tracked at 4,243,698 units (down 32.0% compared to the first half of 2008).

2nd Quarter 2009 Results (April-June 2009)
  Apr - Jun 2009 (units) Apr - Jun 2008
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,169,136 1,255,597 93.1%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 287,796 519,299 55.4%
(EU) 265,252 465,239 57.0%
North America 581,863 965,798 60.2%
(U.S.A.) 439,486 778,285 56.5%
Latin America 188,769 249,865 75.5%
Africa 33,883 72,708 46.6%
Oceania 18,572 38,269 48.5%
TOTAL 2,280,019 3,101,536 73.5%

 

1st Half Calendar Year 2009 Results (January-June 2009)

 

Jan - Jun 2009
(units)
Jan - Jun 2008
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 2,162,684 2,523,856 85.7%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 546,475 1,072,224 51.0%
(EU) 503,372 960,239 52.4%
North America 1,064,781 1,978,701 53.8%
(U.S.A.) 808,481 1,620,118 49.9%
Latin America 350,480 456,401 76.8%
Africa 78,356 134,724 58.2%
Oceania 40,922 74,038 55.3%
TOTAL 4,243,698 6,239,944 68.0%