According to the registration data of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, the new car market in Japan in March 2021 increased by 5.4% from 581,438 units in the previous year to 613,003 units.
Last month’s car market remained strong despite a global shortage of semiconductors that continued to curb car production. Despite new measures introduced by the government to contain the recent surge in COVID-19 infection, corporate sentiment improved significantly in the first quarter.
Vehicle sales in the first quarter increased by more than 4.2% from 1,371,726 units in the same period of the previous year to 1,429,743 units, passenger car sales increased by nearly 4.2% to 1,196,823 units, and truck sales increased by 5.1%. It became 230,268 units. The bus and coach market continued to struggle with the pandemic’s decline in travel demand, with unit sales down more than 35% to 2,652 units in three months.
Toyota is one of the best performing brands since the beginning of the year, with sales up 8.0% to 439,862, Suzuki up 8.7% to 203,743, Daihatsu 178,141 (+ 2.7%) and Honda 181,842 (-2.8%). , Nissan 162,434 (-6.1%) and Mazda 62,803 (-1.2%).
Sales of imported cars decreased by less than 1% to 68,891 units.
March Japan sales up 7% | Automotive Industry News
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