Regular Vehicle Sales Japan October 2011
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Sales of new cars in Japan rose 28.3 percent in October to 247,927 units, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association reports today. For the current fiscal year (April-October), sales are still 22.2 percent in the hole at 2,214,878 units, compared to 2,846,804 units sold in the same period of 2010. The numbers do not include sales of separately reported minivehicles. The numbers are not a sign of newfound health. They are simply the effect of a comparison with a market that had crashed in fall 2010 after subsidies were withdrawn.
Sales of mini, or kei cars rose 19.9 percent in October year-on-year, the Japan Mini Vehicle Association reports. While the growth looks less dramatic than regular cars, Japanese kei cars had not fallen as deep. For the tens month of the calendar year, sales are only down 16.5 percent.
Mini Vehicle Sales Japan October 2011
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Careful: Fiscal (April-October) year for regular cars, calendar (January-October) year for kei cars. Who says it’s easy.
Consolidated across mini and regular vehicles, sales grew 25.2 percent according to our spreadsheet. No year-to-date numbers due to the aforementioned differences.
All Vehicle Sales Japan October 2011, Consolidated
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