April 27, 2012

Japanese Automakers’ Overseas Production Statistics:
Fourth Quarter & Annual Total, Calendar 2011

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers during the fourth quarter of calendar year 2011 totalled 3,436,290 units, a decline of 2.0% from the same quarter in the previous year.  While this outcome reflects, during the quarter under review, expanded local production in Europe and the Americas, it also reflects decreased local production in Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
Notwithstanding those declines, total overseas production for January through December 2011 stood at 13,382,390 units, up 1.5% from the yearly total for calendar 2010.

2011 Overseas Production Data—4th Quarter (October-December 2011)
  Oct-Dec 2011
(in units)
Oct-Dec 2010
(in units)
Chg. from Previous Year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 1,821,002 1,987,537 91.6
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 373,671 354,934 105.3
(EU) 346,515 324,878 106.7
North America 892,114 815,797 109.4
(U.S.A) 689,721 638,316 108.1
Latin America 272,976 258,462 105.6
Africa 56,769 60,817 93.3
Oceania 19,758 27,273 72.4
TOTAL 3,436,290 3,504,820 98.0

 

2011 Overseas Production Data—Annual Total (January-December 2011)

 

Jan-Dec 2011
(in units)
Jan-Dec 2010
(in units)
Chg. from Previous Year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 7,545,889 7,127,042 105.9
Middle East 0 0 -
Europe 1,410,628 1,356,126 104.0
(EU) 1,302,277 1,250,226 104.2
North America 3,068,978 3,390,095 90.5
(U.S.A) 2,422,151 2,653,231 91.3
Latin America 1,029,511 982,342 104.8
Africa 233,709 206,476 113.2
Oceania 93,675 119,473 78.4
TOTAL 13,382,390 13,181,554 101.5