January 29, 2010

Japanese Automakers' 2009 Overseas Production Statistics
[3rd Quarter & Three Quarters Cumulative of Calendar 2009]

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the third quarter of calendar year 2009 totaled 2,749,347 units, a decrease of 4.6% from the same quarter in the previous year. This outcome mirrors the declines in local production recorded in all regions, with the exception of Asia, during the quarter under review.

The results for January - September 2009 also reflected the fall in local production worldwide, with the final total coming in at 6,993,024 units (down 23.3% compared to the same nine-month period in 2008).

3rd Quarter 2009 Results (July-September 2009)
  Jul - Sep 2009
(units)
Jul - Sep 2008
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,385,477 1,212,159 114.3%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 335,626 452,861 74.1%
(EU) 308,741 413,685 74.6%
North America 742,997 858,433 86.6%
(U.S.A.) 590,871 689,242 85.7%
Latin America 214,780 250,306 85.8%
Africa 45,220 68,926 65.6%
Oceania 25,247 38,207 66.1%
TOTAL 2,749,347 2,880,892 95.4%

 

Three Quarters of Calendar 2009 Results (January-September 2009)

 

Jan - Sep 2009
(units)
Jan - Sep 2008
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 3,548,161 3,736,015 95.0%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 882,069 1,525,085 57.8%
(EU) 812,081 1,373,924 59.1%
North America 1,807,778 2,837,134 63.7%
(U.S.A.) 1,399,352 2,309,360 60.6%
Latin America 565,271 706,707 80.0%
Africa 123,576 203,650 60.7%
Oceania 66,169 112,245 59.0%
TOTAL 6,993,024 9,120,836 76.7%