By on July 29, 2011

The Japanese auto industry slowly but surely is clawing back from the abyss created by one of the worst disasters that were visited upon the island nation. Following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the industry had crashed. Three months later and earlier than thought, the industry is at near pre-disaster levels. Data released by the Japan Auto Manufacturers Association shows  the June production at 742,431 units, only 13.9 percent below June 2010.

Japanese Production 2011 By Automaker

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Toyota 234,045 283,556 129,491 53,823 107,437 249,660
Nissan 81,851 93,432 47,590 44,193 80,036 102,390
Mitsubishi 60,089 61,582 49,434 27,481 47,013 59,069
Mitsubishi Fuso 4,581 6,057 2,635 1,606 3,995 7,833
Mazda 68,841 70,428 39.887 35,313 62,208 80,114
Isuzu 18,125 17,934 8,029 4,794 16,029 21,096
Honda 69,170 70,346 34,754 14,168 34,746 43,289
Hino 8,355 9,628 4,758 4,940 7,049 11,403
Suzuki 73,946 83,729 41,790 58,398 64,848 75,475
Daihatsu 48,440 56,716 28,091 20,578 41,893 59,389
Subaru 36,210 40,729 16,530 25,391 22,438 29,910
UD Trucks 2,293 1,334 889 1,226 1,898 2,597
Others 161 161 161 90 133 206
Total Production 706,107 795,632 404,039 292,001 489,723 742,431
Exports 365,288 431,582 312,478 126,061 202,833 402,042

Once the remaining effects of the disaster have been overcome, we can expect year-on-year growth in the last quarter of 2011 and especially in the first quarter of 2012. But the damage is done.

So far, output in Japan alone is 3,429,934 units for the first six months, down 29.2 percent from the 4,843,770 units total recorded in the first half of 2010. That’s 1,413,836 units swept away, in Japan alone.

Automobile exports for the first half of the year were 1,840,164 units, 20.8 percent below the 2,324,098 units exported in the first six months of 2010.

What you see here are just the effects in and on Japan.  A picture of the global effects on Japan’s Top Six can be seen here.

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4 Comments on “This Is A Tsunami Wave...”


  • avatar
    gslippy

    That’s good news. My local Toyota dealer still has almost no cars to sell.

  • avatar
    michaeleboyd

    Interesting numbers but the graph is graphically pretty poor, I don’t know if the source produced it but it seems similar to other TTAC produced graphs, A bar graph would be a much better representation, the line graph visually implies that production fell off a cliff before the Tsunami disaster, a line graph might work with weekly data points but not monthly, I was totally confused at first until I got to the hard numbers chart. It works with the wave idea but isn’t very good at depicting the data

  • avatar
    alluster83

    http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/6199813/640/6199813.bmp


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