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Japan’s Feb. Domestic Motor Vehicle Sales: Summary

March 01, 2012

Following is the summary table for Japan’s motor vehicle sales released by the Japan Auto Dealers Association in Tokyo.

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             Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.        YTD
             2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011       2012
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         ----------------------Percent Change From Year Ago--------------------
Total       31.9%    40.7%    23.5%    24.1%    28.3%     1.7%      35.6%
 Cars       33.1%    42.7%    23.4%    23.9%    28.3%     0.8%      37.2%
 Trucks     22.0%    24.2%    24.2%    25.9%    28.4%    10.1%      22.9%
 Buses       1.4%     3.3%    26.6%    24.5%    13.1%     5.5%       2.2%
         -------------------------Unadjusted Sales Level-----------------------
Total     333,213  263,267  221,960  252,236  247,927  313,790    596,480
 Cars     301,791  239,107  194,352  221,048  220,271  280,379    540,898
 Trucks    30,317   23,419   26,747   30,315   26,922   32,565     53,736
 Buses      1,105      741      861      873      734      846      1,846

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             Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.        YTD
             2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011       2012
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         ----------------------Percent Change From Month Ago-------------------
Total       26.6%    18.6%   -12.0%     1.7%   -21.0%    44.9%        n/a
 Cars       26.2%    23.0%   -12.1%     0.4%   -21.4%    48.6%        n/a
 Trucks     29.5%   -12.4%   -11.8%    12.6%   -17.3%    22.3%        n/a
 Buses      49.1%   -13.9%    -1.4%    18.9%   -13.2%   -30.6%        n/a
===============================================================================

NOTE: Domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses. Excludes vehicles with less than 660cc of engine displacement. Monthly changes are not seasonally adjusted.

SOURCE: Japan Auto Dealers 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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