ERJ staff report (DS)
Tokyo -- Japanese automobile production in October 2012 was recorded as 792,166 units according to JAMA, Japan's vehicle makers' federation. Compared with the 904,246 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 112,080 units or 12.4 percent, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.
Passenger cars production was 680,333 units, down 93,361 units or 12.1 percent. Truck production was 100,601 units, down 19,434 units or 16.2 percent. Bus production rose to 11,232 units, up 715 units or 6.8 percent
Sales of passenger cars were 299,334 units, down 6.7 percent; sales of trucks were 59,271 units, down 0.6 percent and bus sales were 728 units, down 0.8 percent.
Motorcycle production in October 2012 was recorded as 47,429 units. Compared with the 56,220 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 8,791 units or 15.6 percent, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months. Domestic sales (factory shipment) in October 2012 stood at 32,583 units, an increase of 8.0 percent as compared with the same month of the previous year.
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Press release from JAMA