Japanese automakers’ overseas production up 15 percent in Q1
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Overseas vehicle production by Japanese automakers during the first quarter of the calendar year 2011 totaled 3,714,601 units, according to the data provided by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). The figure represents an increase of 14.9 percent compared to the same period of 2010.
The outcome figure reflects expanded local production in all overseas regions, with the exception of the Oceania area, during the quarter under review.
Japan's vehicle production in Asia totaled 2,083,691 units, up 25 percent, its production in North America was 894,737 units, up 0.24 percent while in the US Japanese vehicle output was 697,087 units, down 3.8 percent. In the EU Japanese automakers' production was 352,650 units, up 5.2 percent, all compared to the same period of 2010.