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Automotive Report Japan 2nd Quarter

  • ID: 2163842
  • Report
  • May 2016
  • Region: Japan
  • 13 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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Japan is the second-largest automotive market in Asia, with a total of over 5m new vehicles registered in 2015, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). Total vehicle registrations fell by 9.3% in 2015, with sales of passenger cars and commercial vehicles both declining.

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.

Industry List: Automotive, Automotive, Commercial and other vehicles, Automotive, Fuel sources, Automotive, Passenger vehicles
Industry Codes (NAIC): 336
Industry Codes (SIC): 37
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Automotive Report Japan 2nd Quarter

Automotive report: Overview

Automotive report: Passenger cars

Automotive report: Commercial and other vehicles

Automotive report: Production

Automotive report: Fuel sources
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