By on April 26, 2010

As a further sign that (most) of the world is slowly crawling out of the dumps, Japanese car companies report (sometimes sharp) increases in overseas production, says The Nikkei [sub].

Honda reported today that its overseas production jumped 65.8 percent on the year to 255,654 units in March. That’s up for the fifth straight month and marks an all-time March high for Honda. In the U.S., Honda built 110 percent units more than in the dark days of March 2009. Production “in Asia” grew a moderate 35.1 percent to 99,277 units.

Also today, Suzuki said its overseas output grew 17.1 percent to a record 1.586 million units in fiscal 2009 (ending March 31.) This was their first expansion in two years.

Toyota’s overseas production rose sharply in March by 81 percent. Exports rose 99.8 percent.  For the full fiscal, Toyota’s overseas production rose a moderate 9.2 percent. Worldwide production for the full fiscal was 8,150,542 units.

Mazda  and Fuji Heavy also saw their overseas production rise in fiscal 2009.

It’s safe to go out again. The sky stopped falling.

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