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Japan’s January Vehicle Production: Summary

February 28, 2012

Japan’s 12 automakers increased domestic production of cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles 18.6% to 837,197 units in Jan. from a year earlier, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.

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                Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.     Sept.      Aug.      July
                2012      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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           ---------------------Percent Change From Year Ago--------------------
Total          18.6%     13.4%      4.5%     20.3%     -4.5%      1.8%     -8.9%
 Cars          18.1%     12.3%      2.2%     20.0%     -5.2%      1.5%    -10.4%
 Trucks        22.4%     22.4%     20.2%     22.8%     -1.5%      0.1%     -1.1%
 Buses         12.8%      1.1%      4.2%     18.5%     24.2%     56.6%     17.8%
           ---------------------Unadjusted Production Levels--------------------
Total        837,197   848,259   838,135   904,254   883,602   704,096   790,325
 Cars        719,879   724,459   704,922   773,694   756,615   604,317   669,331
 Trucks      107,532   113,509   122,435   120,043   115,855    89,963   109,607
 Buses         9,786    10,291    10,778    10,517    11,132     9,816    11,387
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SOURCE: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association

To contact the reporter on this story: Minh Bui in Tokyo at mbui@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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