By on July 1, 2011

New car sales in Japan dropped in June, but the drop was not as steep as it was in May.

Domestic sales of new cars and trucks, excluding minivehicles, fell 23.3percent on the year to 225,024 vehicles the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said today.

While still a steep decline, it was an improvement from the 37.8percent free fall recorded in May, when sales were seriously hurt by the aftereffects of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Regular Vehicles June 2011
Maker June ’11 June ’10 Change
Daihatsu 248 495 -49.9%
Hino 1,712 2,599 -34.1%
Honda 30,040 44,377 -32.3%
Isuzu 2,751 4,216 -34.7%
Lexus 3,792 2,151 76.3%
Mazda 10,341 15,418 -32.9%
Mitsubishi 5,264 5,907 -10.9%
Mitsubishi Fuso 1797 2,245 -20.0%
Nissan 45,113 43,313 4.2%
Subaru 6,394 5,939 7.7%
Suzuki 6,788 4,896 38.6%
Toyota 87,671 140,207 -37.5%
UD Trucks 582 968 -39.9%
Other 22,531 20,763 8.5%
Total 225,024 293,494 -23.3%

The separately accounted for sales of minivehicles retreated 18.3percent on the year to 126,804 vehicles in June, the Japan Mini Vehicles Association said Friday. This is also better than the 25.4 percent drop in May.

Minivehicles June 2011
Maker June ’11 June ’10 Change
Suzuki 41,515 49,017 -15.3%
Daihatsu 47,393 54,929 -13.7%
Mitsubishi 8,856 9,771 -9.4%
Subaru 6,529 8,684 -24.8%
Honda 8,747 15,920 -45.1%
Mazda 3,199 4,434 -27.9%
Nissan 10,562 12,515 -15.6%
Other 3 9 -66.7%
Total 126,804 155,279 -18.3%

With both vehicle groups consolidated, we see a drop of 21.6 percent.

All vehicles June 2011
Maker June ’11 June ’10 Change
Daihatsu 47,641 55,424 -14.0%
Hino 1,712 2,599 -34.1%
Honda 38,787 60,297 -35.7%
Isuzu 2,751 4,216 -34.7%
Lexus 3,792 2,151 76.3%
Mazda 13,540 19,852 -31.8%
Mitsubishi 14,120 15,678 -9.9%
Mitsubishi Fuso 1,797 2,245 -20.0%
Nissan 55,675 55,828 -0.3%
Subaru 12,923 14,623 -11.6%
Suzuki 48,303 53,913 -10.4%
Toyota 87,671 140,207 -37.5%
UD Trucks 582 968 -39.9%
Other 22,534 20,772 8.5%
Total 351,828 448,773 -21.6%

Sales of imported vehicles profited from the shortage of cars. Imports rose 44 percent year on year to 30,686 in June.

 

 

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