May 31, 2016

Japanese Automakers' Overseas Production Statistics:
First Quarter Calendar 2016 and Cumulative Fiscal 2015

Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers in the first quarter of calendar year 2016 totalled 4,618,376 units, an increase of 4.8% from the same quarter in the previous year.  This outcome reflects their expanded local production worldwide, except in Middle East, Europe and Africa, during the quarter under review.
Fiscal year 2015 (ending March 31, 2016) saw a growth in overseas production in all regions worldwide except Africa, with the total output of 18,305,220 units that year representing an increase of 4.2% over fiscal 2014.

Calendar 2016 First Quarter (January-March) Overseas Production Data
  Jan-Mar 2016
(units)
Jan-Mar 2015
(units)
Chg. from Previous Year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 2,381,276 2,253,553 105.7%
Middle East 41 154 26.6%
Europe 426,297 443,460 96.1%
 (EU) 376,074 373,940 100.6%
North America 1,295,020 1,192,697 108.6%
(U.S.A.) 1,030,915 954,766 108.0%
Latin America 458,335 443,393 103.4%
Africa 36,506 57,458 63.5%
Oceania 20,901 17,319 120.7%
TOTAL 4,618,376 4,408,034 104.8%

 

Fiscal 2015 Cumulative (April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016) Overseas Production Data
Fiscal 2015 Cum.
(units)
Fiscal 2014 Cum.
(units)
Chg. from Previous Year
(%, rel. to an index of 100)
Asia 9,599,901 9,128,702 105.2%
Middle East 324 750 43.2%
Europe 1,651,717 1,638,304 100.8%
 (EU) 1,403,657 1,360,937 103.1%
North America 4,925,545 4,792,785 102.8%
(U.S.A.) 3,923,666 3,795,433 103.4%
Latin America 1,835,467 1,684,899 108.9%
Africa 197,068 233,240 84.5%
Oceania 95,198 88,416 107.7%
TOTAL 18,305,220 17,567,096 104.2%

Note: Starting with this release, JAMA members’ quarterly overseas production statistics (by region/country) will be released two months earlier than previously, for prompter provision of this data.