Crain News Service report
TOKYO (Aug. 8, 2013) — Overseas vehicle production by Japanese auto makers in the first quarter of calendar year 2013 rose over numbers for 2012.
Production totaled 4,197,494 units, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA), an increase of 1.2 percent from the same quarter in the previous year. JAMA attributed this outcome during the quarter under review to expanded local production worldwide, except in Europe, Africa and the tropical Pacific Ocean island region.
Fiscal year 2012, which ended March 31, 2013, saw a growth in local production in all regions worldwide except Europe, with the total output of 15,876,187 units that year, representing an increase of 14.9 percent over fiscal 2011.
This report appeared on the website http://www.european-rubber-journal.com/ of European Rubber Journal, a UK-based sister publication of Tire Business.