View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
March 15, 2017

Japanese sales rise 7% in February

Japan's new vehicle market expanded by 7.4% to 484,724 units in February, from weak year-earlier sales of 451,328 units, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.

Japan's new vehicle market expanded by 7.4% to 484,724 units in February, from weak year-earlier sales of 451,328 units, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.

In the first two months of the year, sales expanded by 6.3% to 886,374 units from 834,203 in the same period of last year, driven by strong demand for passenger vehicles. Passenger car sales expanded by 6.4% to 756,739 units on strong demand for compact cars and subcompact models.

Truck sales increased by 5.4% to 127,281 units in this period while bus sales were just 0.8% higher at 2,354 units – after growing strongly last year.

Toyota reported a 17.6% sales rise to 261,961 units over the two month period, with February sales jumping by 29%. Honda followed with a 5% sales rise to 126,271 units while Nissan sales totalled 121,485 (+7.1%); Suzuki 113,534 (+8.3%); Daihatsu 103,142 (-3.6%); and Mazda 36,441 (-14.4%). 

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every quarter.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Just Auto