If it is not postponed, another consumption tax increase planned for April 2017 will hit monthly sales in the remainder of that year and into 2018. Over the forecast period as a whole The Economist Intelligence Unit expects sales of passenger cars to rise by 1.1% a year on average, while those of commercial vehicles will rise by an annual average of 1.4%.
Japanese car manufacturers, led by Toyota, regained ground in the global car market in 2012-15, mostly owing to the yen's depreciation. In 2015 Toyota kept its position as the world's biggest carmaker by sales, for the fourth consecutive year, despite a small fall in sales.
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