By on July 4, 2012

Domestic sales of regular new cars, trucks and buses increased 40.9 percent in June, while sales of mini vehicles  rose 48.4 percent on the year. Overall, Japan’s new motorvehicle market rose 43.6 percent on 505,342 units sold. The data compare with a post-tsunami June 2011.

Regular vehicle sales Japan June ’12
Manufacturer June ’12 June ’11 YoY YTD ’12 YTD ’11 YoY
Daihatsu 306 248 23.4% 1,579 1,252 26.1%
Hino 3,687 1,712 115.4% 21,276 13,705 55.2%
Honda 45,159 30,040 50.3% 269,272 175,773 53.2%
Isuzu 5,087 2,751 84.9% 30,234 17,429 73.5%
Lexus 4,081 3,792 7.6% 22,863 17,745 28.8%
Mazda 16,116 10,341 55.8% 91,431 65,369 39.9%
Mitsubishi 4,481 5,264 -14.9% 30,488 27,581 10.5%
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,497 1,797 94.6% 18,264 10,507 73.8%
Nissan 42,614 45,113 -5.5% 278,411 209,697 32.8%
Subaru 7,959 6,394 24.5% 47,881 35,693 34.1%
Suzuki 9,077 6,788 33.7% 50,545 39,074 29.4%
Toyota 148,788 87,671 69.7% 871,483 482,354 80.7%
UD Trucks 912 582 56.7% 4,845 3,160 53.3%
Other 25,388 22,531 12.7% 118,362 95,840 23.5%
Total 317,152 225,024 40.9% 1,856,934 1,195,179 55.4%

According to data supplied by the Japan Automobiles Dealer Association JADA, sales of regular vehicles amounted to 317,152 units, with Toyota continuing its strong showing.

Mini vehicle sales Japan June ’12
Manufacturer June ’12 June ’11 YoY YTD ’12 YTD ’11 Change
Suzuki 54,400 41,515 31.0% 316,507 226,074 40.0%
Daihatsu 67,354 47,392 42.1% 380,079 251,641 51.0%
Mitsubishi 7,459 8,856 -15.8% 47,427 50,321 -5.8%
Subaru 5,313 6,529 -18.6% 46,836 38,550 21.5%
Honda 29,841 8,747 241.2% 161,676 64,414 151.0%
Mazda 4,226 3,199 32.1% 28,087 23,125 21.5%
Nissan 14,294 10,562 35.3% 88,208 69,922 26.2%
Toyota 5,299 0 21,580
Other 4 2 100.0% 23 19 21.1%
Total 188,190 126,802 48.4% 1,090,423 724,066 50.6%

188,190 minivehicles were sold in June, the Japan Mini Vehicles Association said.

Total vehicle sales Japan June ’12
Manufacturer June ’12 June ’11 YoY MS June ’12 MS June ’11
Daihatsu 67,660 47,640 42.0% 13.4% 13.5%
Hino 3,687 1,712 115.4% 0.7% 0.5%
Honda 75,000 38,787 93.4% 14.8% 11.0%
Isuzu 5,087 2,751 84.9% 1.0% 0.8%
Lexus 4,081 3,792 7.6% 0.8% 1.1%
Mazda 20,342 13,540 50.2% 4.0% 3.8%
Mitsubishi 11,940 14,120 -15.4% 2.4% 4.0%
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,497 1,797 94.6% 0.7% 0.5%
Nissan 56,908 55,675 2.2% 11.3% 15.8%
Subaru 13,272 12,923 2.7% 2.6% 3.7%
Suzuki 63,477 48,303 31.4% 12.6% 13.7%
Toyota 154,087 87,671 75.8% 30.5% 24.9%
UD Trucks 912 582 56.7% 0.2% 0.2%
Other 25,392 22,533 12.7% 5.0% 6.4%
Total 505,342 351,826 43.6%

Overall, the market was up 43.6 percent to 505,342 units.

Japan Big Three June ’12
Group Toyota Motor Co Nissan Honda
Units June ’12 225,434 56,908 75,000
Units June ’11 137,023 55,675 38,787
Units YoY 64.5% 2.2% 93.4%
MS June ’12 44.6% 11.3% 14.8%
MS June ’11 38.9% 15.8% 11.0%
Units YTD ’12 1,295,997 366,619 430,948
Units YTD ’11 748,952 242,978 245,695
MS YTD ’12 44.0% 12.4% 14.6%
MS YTD ’11 39.0% 12.7% 12.8%
YoY YTD 73.0% 50.9% 75.4%

On a group level, Toyota dominates the Big 3 with strong growth and regained market share. Honda also recovered strongly and gained share.  Nissan continues to lose share at home.

 

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