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November 27, 2015

Honda Japan output down in 2015 but rises abroad

Despite notable increases in exports to North America and Europe, due to changed sourcing patterns, Honda production in Japan dipped 0.7% year on year in October to 75,448 units.

Despite notable increases in exports to North America and Europe, due to changed sourcing patterns, Honda production in Japan dipped 0.7% year on year in October to 75,448 units.

Production elsewhere rose 3.6% to 338,331 and the global tally was up 2.8% to 413,779.

Year to date, Japan output was off 28.4% to 588,238 but up 6.7% to 3,165,850 abroad. Year to date volume dipped 0.9% to 3,754,088.

Despite the end of Jazz production at Swindon, England, European output surged 32.7% to 8,841 units with a 4% rise to 102,571.

Exports from Japan to North America soared 821.4% to 7,261 last month (19%/11,795YTD) and 219.4% to 2,667 to Europe (276%/15,483YTD) after Jazz sourcing switched from Swindon to Japan.

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