April 30, 2010

Japanese Automaker Overseas Production Statistics
<Fourth Quarter of 2009, Calendar 2009 Cumulative Results>

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers during the fourth quarter of 2009 totaled 3,124,575 units, a gain of 23.5% compared to the same quarter the previous year. This outcome reflects expanded local production in Asian regions, along with increased levels of such local output in North and Latin America, during the quarter under review.

The results for all of calendar year 2009 (January ~ December 2009) were impacted by the fall in local production worldwide, with the exception of Asia. The final total for the 12-month period was tracked at 10,117,552 units (down 13.2% compared to calendar 2008).

4th Quarter 2009 Results (October-December 2009)
  Oct 2009- Dec 2008
(units)
Oct 2008- Dec 2008
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,597,287 1,141,059 140.0%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 346,225 351,024 98.6%
(EU) 324,064 319,227 101.5%
North America 879,801 739,113 119.0%
(U.S.A.) 708,817 584,107 121.4%
Latin America 225,520 214,031 105.4%
Africa 45,075 53,996 83.5%
Oceania 30,667 31,496 97.4%
TOTAL 3,124,575 2,530,719 123.5%

 

Calendar Year 2009 Results (January-December 2009)

 

Jan 2009- Dec 2009
(units)
Jan 2008- Dec 2007
(units)
Chg. from prev. year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 5,145,450 4,877,074 105.5%
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 1,228,294 1,876,109 65.5%
(EU) 1,136,145 1,693,151 67.1%
North America 2,687,527 3,576,246 75.1%
(U.S.A.) 2,108,161 2,893,466 72.9%
Latin America 790,794 920,738 85.9%
Africa 168,651 257,646 65.5%
Oceania 96,836 143,741 67.4%
TOTAL 10,117,552 11,651,554 86.8%