By on December 2, 2011

Regular Vehicle Sales Japan November 2011

Manufacturer Nov ’11 Nov ’10 Change FYTD’11 FYTD’10 Change
Daihatsu 296 257 15.2% 2,874 5,621 -48.9%
Hino 3,068 2,540 20.8% 30,792 26,617 15.7%
Honda 32,777 32,294 1.5% 347,587 457,669 -24.1%
Isuzu 4,185 3,270 28.0% 37,802 40,591 -6.9%
Lexus 3,795 1,938 95.8% 40,123 31,752 26.4%
Mazda 10,879 7,050 54.3% 135,236 166,853 -18.9%
Mitsubishi 4,550 3,026 50.4% 51,505 64,885 -20.6%
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,159 2,059 53.4% 24,448 22,669 7.8%
Nissan 39,470 31,486 25.4% 411,811 474,380 -13.2%
Subaru 4,841 4,396 10.1% 66,959 73,958 -9.5%
Suzuki 6,080 3,948 54.0% 71,007 54,483 30.3%
Toyota 120,305 96,874 24.2% 1,056,105 1,453,901 -27.4%
UD Trucks 955 559 70.8% 7,593 7,510 1.1%
Other 17,876 13,549 31.9% 183,272 169,161 8.3%
Total 252,236 203,246 24.1% 2,467,114 3,050,050 -19.1%

All things are relative: Now that we are comparing with absolutely dismal numbers in the preceding year, November car sales in Japan look downright healthy. Sales of new cars, trucks and buses were 252,236 units, up 24.1 percent from a year earlier in November, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association says. The numbers do not include sales of separately reported minivehicles.

Mini Vehicle Sales Japan November 2011

Manufacturer Nov ’11 Nov ’10 Change YTD’11 YTD’10 Change
Suzuki 45,243 42,223 7.2% 438,237 528,132 -17.0%
Daihatsu 52,361 40,322 29.9% 497,827 564,212 -11.8%
Mitsubishi 6,906 9,101 -24.1% 85,945 102,026 -15.8%
Subaru 9,322 6,299 48.0% 76,289 92,020 -17.1%
Honda 8,150 9,141 -10.8% 114,486 147,689 -22.5%
Mazda 3,951 2,847 38.8% 42,557 47,403 -10.2%
Nissan 15,336 10,408 47.3% 134,399 136,661 -1.7%
Toyota 2,059 0 4,120
Other 3 13 -76.9% 40 92 -56.5%
Total 143,331 120,354 19.1% 1,393,900 1,618,235 -13.9%

Sales of mini, or kei cars rose 19.1 percent in November year-on-year, the Japan Mini Vehicle Association reports. Counting advice: Fiscal (April-November) year for regular cars, calendar (January-November) year for kei cars.

All Vehicle Sales Japan November 2011, Consolidated

Manufacturer Nov ’11 Nov ’10 Change
Daihatsu 52,657 40,579 29.8%
Hino 3,068 2,540 20.8%
Honda 40,927 41,435 -1.2%
Isuzu 4,185 3,270 28.0%
Lexus 3,795 1,938 95.8%
Mazda 14,830 9,897 49.8%
Mitsubishi 11,456 12,127 -5.5%
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,159 2,059 53.4%
Nissan 54,806 41,894 30.8%
Subaru 14,163 10,695 32.4%
Suzuki 51,323 46,171 11.2%
Toyota 122,364 96,874 26.3%
UD Trucks 955 559 70.8%
Other 17,879 13,562 31.8%
Total 395,567 323,600 22.2%

Consolidated across mini and regular vehicles, sales grew 22.2 percent according to our spreadsheet. No year-to-date numbers due to the aforementioned differences.

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