Japan Auto Market in May 2016 stumbled again. Honda advanced.

Japan Auto Market in May 2016

Japan Auto Market in May 2016 stumbled again, nullifying the tepid improvement of April. Honda advanced in second place, moving Suzuki down one place. The Toyota Aqua came out the podium.

Market Outlook

A strengthening yen, a weak global recovery and anemic domestic economic dynamics are clouding the outlook for the world’s third-largest economy.

The market for Japanese vehicles has suffered the crisis. In fact, the negative sign , which featured the sales trends for fifteen months, come back in May. So the slight improvement recorded in April was almost completely nullified by this latest decline.

Indeed, according to the data released by the JADAJAMA and JAIA, (the Japanese Associations of car manufacturers, importers and dealers), in May new vehicles sales were 330.911 units, down 1.2%.

Year to Date sales at May had been 2.122.123, down -4.8% compared to the same five months in 2015.

Competitive Arena

In May Toyota reported 105.419 vehicles sold (+11.0%), again one of the best performance with market share at an outstanding 31.4%.

Second was Honda with 48.736 units (+4.5%) pushing down in third place Suzuki with 46.256 (-6.6%) followed by Daihatsu with 38.788 (+6.3%) and Nissan with 28.679 units (-26.2%).

Fast growing recorded by Isuzu, ranked in 8th place with an outstanding performance, up 19.3% at 4.967 sales, Hino with 4.146 sales (+20.1%) and Volvo with 1.112 (+24.2%).

The performance by group was dominated by Toyota with market share at 45.7%, followed by Honda with 14.6%, Suzuki with 13.0%, Renault-Nissan with 11.6% and Mazda with 4.5%.

Leader of the best-selling model ranking was again the Toyota Prius with 21.527 sales and a roaring +145.2%. In second place the Honda N-Box with 11.487 (+10.5%) and in third the Daihatsu Tanto with 11.283 (+29.9%).

The Toyota Sienta and the Toyota Passo kept growing advancing in May respectively with 9.449 (+529.9%) and 6.784 registrations (+129.3%).

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank MayRank 2016BrandSales MaySales 2016Var MayVar 2016Share MayShare 2016
11Toyota105.419618.88011,0%1,0%31,9%29,2%
22Honda48.736309.3594,5%-5,4%14,7%14,6%
33Suzuki46.256276.776-6,6%-3,8%14,0%13,0%
44Daihatsu38.788256.5186,3%-7,2%11,7%12,1%
55Nissan28.679244.223-26,2%-12,2%8,7%11,5%
66Mazda13.42994.504-33,0%-19,8%4,1%4,5%
77Subaru10.20467.84210,8%-12,7%3,1%3,2%
89Isuzu4.96730.73419,3%1,4%1,5%1,4%
910Mercedes4.64925.8717,7%-1,8%1,4%1,2%
1011Hino4.14625.42820,1%3,2%1,3%1,2%
1113Volkswagen4.01519.9529,7%-17,7%1,2%0,9%
1214BMW3.50218.98710,3%8,5%1,1%0,9%
1315Mitsubishi Fuso3.08217.78418,2%3,2%0,9%0,8%
1412Lexus2.98023.864-1,8%29,9%0,9%1,1%
158Mitsubishi2.76641.960-51,4%-8,0%0,8%2,0%
1616Audi2.13510.630-14,7%-15,0%0,6%0,5%
1717Mini1.7649.13516,4%9,8%0,5%0,4%
1818Volvo1.1125.61824,2%12,2%0,3%0,3%
1919Jeep6793.34048,3%21,2%0,2%0,2%
2022Porsche5922.68613,8%4,5%0,2%0,1%
2121Fiat5122.83115,8%28,4%0,2%0,1%
2220Peugeot4762.888-3,1%25,3%0,1%0,1%
2324Smart2731.8651416,7%1441,3%0,1%0,1%
2423Renault2691.998-18,2%-11,6%0,1%0,1%
2525Land Rover2131.407-9,7%8,4%0,1%0,1%
2627Jaguar1861.023232,1%157,0%0,1%0,0%
2726Ford1681.108-53,7%-44,3%0,1%0,1%
2828Alfa Romeo141770-25,8%-29,3%
2930Abarth1356463,8%17,2%
3029Citroen128701-36,6%-13,3%
3131DS11951054,5%32,5%
3232Maserati84455-15,2%-9,7%
3334Ferrari52240-28,8%-27,1%
3435Chevrolet38219-29,6%-40,3%
3537Lamborghini29154-3,3%4,8%
3633Cadillac28275-54,1%-23,2%
3738Bentley251474,2%9,7%
3839Chrysler21141-68,2%-46,8%
3840Dodge21115-16,0%-8,7%
3936Alpina17164-34,6%10,1%
3942Aston Martin177930,8%23,4%
4041Lotus15100-21,1%-29,1%
4143Rolls-Royce147055,6%6,1%
4245McLaren1156266,7%80,6%
4344Hyundai959
4446GMC4150,0%-25,0%
4547Rover210-50,0%-50,0%
4650Bugatti12
4651Maybach11
4648Hummer160,0%-33,3%
4650Morgan12

Rank MayRank 2016GroupSales MaySales 2016Var MayVar 2016Share MayShare 2016
11Toyota151.333924.6909,7%-0,8%45,7%43,6%
22Honda48.736309.3594,5%-5,4%14,7%14,6%
33Suzuki46.256276.776-6,6%-3,8%14,0%13,0%
44Renault-Nissan28.948246.221-26,2%-12,2%8,7%11,6%
55Mazda13.42994.504-33,0%-19,8%4,1%4,5%
66Fuji Heavy Industries10.20467.84210,8%-12,7%3,1%3,2%
78Volkswagen6.79733.5710,9%-15,2%2,1%1,6%
87Mitsubishi5.84859.744-29,5%-4,9%1,8%2,8%
910BMW5.29728.35612,1%8,9%1,6%1,3%
109Isuzu Motors4.96730.73419,3%1,4%1,5%1,4%

May Rank2016 RankModelMay Sales2016 SalesMay Var2016 VarMay Share2016 Share
11Toyota Prius21.527113.777145,2%69,1%7,5%6,2%
22Honda N-Box11.48780.37110,5%-10,8%4,0%4,3%
33Daihatsu Tanto11.28377.02129,9%4,8%3,9%4,2%
44Toyota Aqua11.22574.368-22,2%-27,9%3,9%4,0%
56Toyota Sienta9.44950.100529,9%644,8%3,3%2,7%
67Honda Fit8.77148.73614,2%-14,7%3,0%2,6%
78Suzuki Alto7.21147.915-9,8%-5,1%2,5%2,6%
825Toyota Passo6.78422.273129,3%7,4%2,4%1,2%
914Suzuki Spacia6.67635.882-17,0%-10,4%2,3%1,9%
109Nissan Note6.25643.619-6,3%-7,6%2,2%2,4%
1111Suzuki Hustler6.19639.400-20,9%-15,7%2,1%2,1%
1210Honda N-WGN6.16939.41820,5%-19,5%2,1%2,1%
1313Toyota Voxy5.95137.09933,3%0,3%2,1%2,0%
1419Honda Vezel5.77631.99919,2%0,4%2,0%1,7%
1512Suzuki WagonR5.70438.570-28,4%-23,7%2,0%2,1%
1615Toyota Corolla5.69035.785-36,2%-12,3%2,0%1,9%
1718Daihatsu Mira5.36733.480-15,7%-23,2%1,9%1,8%
1821Nissan Serena5.33328.61627,7%-3,5%1,8%1,5%
1916Daihatsu Move5.07434.945-35,7%-44,3%1,8%1,9%
2020Toyota Vitz4.59630.252-4,1%-9,1%1,6%1,6%
2117Daihatsu Cast4.43934.4621,5%1,9%
2223Mazda23.83327.579-31,2%-25,2%1,3%1,5%
2327Suzuki Solio3.77420.43088,1%41,4%1,3%1,1%
2422Nissan X-Trail3.74028.038-12,0%16,9%1,3%1,5%
2524Honda StepWGN3.47824.141-31,6%45,2%1,2%1,3%
2626Toyota Noah3.25221.22338,0%-8,9%1,1%1,1%
2729Toyota Esquire2.98819.191-58,0%-39,3%1,0%1,0%
2830Honda Shuttle2.88018.736-2,0%537,7%1,0%1,0%
2931Toyota Crown2.55517.763-7,3%-2,0%0,9%1,0%
3044Suzuki Ignis2.53210.1650,9%0,5%

 

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