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

Japan Auto Market in May 2016 Toyota-Mirai-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 May Rank 2016 Brand Sales May Sales 2016 Var May Var 2016 Share May Share 2016
1 1 Toyota 105.419 618.880 11,0% 1,0% 31,9% 29,2%
2 2 Honda 48.736 309.359 4,5% -5,4% 14,7% 14,6%
3 3 Suzuki 46.256 276.776 -6,6% -3,8% 14,0% 13,0%
4 4 Daihatsu 38.788 256.518 6,3% -7,2% 11,7% 12,1%
5 5 Nissan 28.679 244.223 -26,2% -12,2% 8,7% 11,5%
6 6 Mazda 13.429 94.504 -33,0% -19,8% 4,1% 4,5%
7 7 Subaru 10.204 67.842 10,8% -12,7% 3,1% 3,2%
8 9 Isuzu 4.967 30.734 19,3% 1,4% 1,5% 1,4%
9 10 Mercedes 4.649 25.871 7,7% -1,8% 1,4% 1,2%
10 11 Hino 4.146 25.428 20,1% 3,2% 1,3% 1,2%
11 13 Volkswagen 4.015 19.952 9,7% -17,7% 1,2% 0,9%
12 14 BMW 3.502 18.987 10,3% 8,5% 1,1% 0,9%
13 15 Mitsubishi Fuso 3.082 17.784 18,2% 3,2% 0,9% 0,8%
14 12 Lexus 2.980 23.864 -1,8% 29,9% 0,9% 1,1%
15 8 Mitsubishi 2.766 41.960 -51,4% -8,0% 0,8% 2,0%
16 16 Audi 2.135 10.630 -14,7% -15,0% 0,6% 0,5%
17 17 Mini 1.764 9.135 16,4% 9,8% 0,5% 0,4%
18 18 Volvo 1.112 5.618 24,2% 12,2% 0,3% 0,3%
19 19 Jeep 679 3.340 48,3% 21,2% 0,2% 0,2%
20 22 Porsche 592 2.686 13,8% 4,5% 0,2% 0,1%
21 21 Fiat 512 2.831 15,8% 28,4% 0,2% 0,1%
22 20 Peugeot 476 2.888 -3,1% 25,3% 0,1% 0,1%
23 24 Smart 273 1.865 1416,7% 1441,3% 0,1% 0,1%
24 23 Renault 269 1.998 -18,2% -11,6% 0,1% 0,1%
25 25 Land Rover 213 1.407 -9,7% 8,4% 0,1% 0,1%
26 27 Jaguar 186 1.023 232,1% 157,0% 0,1% 0,0%
27 26 Ford 168 1.108 -53,7% -44,3% 0,1% 0,1%
28 28 Alfa Romeo 141 770 -25,8% -29,3%
29 30 Abarth 135 646 3,8% 17,2%
30 29 Citroen 128 701 -36,6% -13,3%
31 31 DS 119 510 54,5% 32,5%
32 32 Maserati 84 455 -15,2% -9,7%
33 34 Ferrari 52 240 -28,8% -27,1%
34 35 Chevrolet 38 219 -29,6% -40,3%
35 37 Lamborghini 29 154 -3,3% 4,8%
36 33 Cadillac 28 275 -54,1% -23,2%
37 38 Bentley 25 147 4,2% 9,7%
38 39 Chrysler 21 141 -68,2% -46,8%
38 40 Dodge 21 115 -16,0% -8,7%
39 36 Alpina 17 164 -34,6% 10,1%
39 42 Aston Martin 17 79 30,8% 23,4%
40 41 Lotus 15 100 -21,1% -29,1%
41 43 Rolls-Royce 14 70 55,6% 6,1%
42 45 McLaren 11 56 266,7% 80,6%
43 44 Hyundai 9 59
44 46 GMC 4 15 0,0% -25,0%
45 47 Rover 2 10 -50,0% -50,0%
46 50 Bugatti 1 2
46 51 Maybach 1 1
46 48 Hummer 1 6 0,0% -33,3%
46 50 Morgan 1 2

Rank May Rank 2016 Group Sales May Sales 2016 Var May Var 2016 Share May Share 2016
1 1 Toyota 151.333 924.690 9,7% -0,8% 45,7% 43,6%
2 2 Honda 48.736 309.359 4,5% -5,4% 14,7% 14,6%
3 3 Suzuki 46.256 276.776 -6,6% -3,8% 14,0% 13,0%
4 4 Renault-Nissan 28.948 246.221 -26,2% -12,2% 8,7% 11,6%
5 5 Mazda 13.429 94.504 -33,0% -19,8% 4,1% 4,5%
6 6 Fuji Heavy Industries 10.204 67.842 10,8% -12,7% 3,1% 3,2%
7 8 Volkswagen 6.797 33.571 0,9% -15,2% 2,1% 1,6%
8 7 Mitsubishi 5.848 59.744 -29,5% -4,9% 1,8% 2,8%
9 10 BMW 5.297 28.356 12,1% 8,9% 1,6% 1,3%
10 9 Isuzu Motors 4.967 30.734 19,3% 1,4% 1,5% 1,4%

May Rank 2016 Rank Model May Sales 2016 Sales May Var 2016 Var May Share 2016 Share
1 1 Toyota Prius 21.527 113.777 145,2% 69,1% 7,5% 6,2%
2 2 Honda N-Box 11.487 80.371 10,5% -10,8% 4,0% 4,3%
3 3 Daihatsu Tanto 11.283 77.021 29,9% 4,8% 3,9% 4,2%
4 4 Toyota Aqua 11.225 74.368 -22,2% -27,9% 3,9% 4,0%
5 6 Toyota Sienta 9.449 50.100 529,9% 644,8% 3,3% 2,7%
6 7 Honda Fit 8.771 48.736 14,2% -14,7% 3,0% 2,6%
7 8 Suzuki Alto 7.211 47.915 -9,8% -5,1% 2,5% 2,6%
8 25 Toyota Passo 6.784 22.273 129,3% 7,4% 2,4% 1,2%
9 14 Suzuki Spacia 6.676 35.882 -17,0% -10,4% 2,3% 1,9%
10 9 Nissan Note 6.256 43.619 -6,3% -7,6% 2,2% 2,4%
11 11 Suzuki Hustler 6.196 39.400 -20,9% -15,7% 2,1% 2,1%
12 10 Honda N-WGN 6.169 39.418 20,5% -19,5% 2,1% 2,1%
13 13 Toyota Voxy 5.951 37.099 33,3% 0,3% 2,1% 2,0%
14 19 Honda Vezel 5.776 31.999 19,2% 0,4% 2,0% 1,7%
15 12 Suzuki WagonR 5.704 38.570 -28,4% -23,7% 2,0% 2,1%
16 15 Toyota Corolla 5.690 35.785 -36,2% -12,3% 2,0% 1,9%
17 18 Daihatsu Mira 5.367 33.480 -15,7% -23,2% 1,9% 1,8%
18 21 Nissan Serena 5.333 28.616 27,7% -3,5% 1,8% 1,5%
19 16 Daihatsu Move 5.074 34.945 -35,7% -44,3% 1,8% 1,9%
20 20 Toyota Vitz 4.596 30.252 -4,1% -9,1% 1,6% 1,6%
21 17 Daihatsu Cast 4.439 34.462 1,5% 1,9%
22 23 Mazda2 3.833 27.579 -31,2% -25,2% 1,3% 1,5%
23 27 Suzuki Solio 3.774 20.430 88,1% 41,4% 1,3% 1,1%
24 22 Nissan X-Trail 3.740 28.038 -12,0% 16,9% 1,3% 1,5%
25 24 Honda StepWGN 3.478 24.141 -31,6% 45,2% 1,2% 1,3%
26 26 Toyota Noah 3.252 21.223 38,0% -8,9% 1,1% 1,1%
27 29 Toyota Esquire 2.988 19.191 -58,0% -39,3% 1,0% 1,0%
28 30 Honda Shuttle 2.880 18.736 -2,0% 537,7% 1,0% 1,0%
29 31 Toyota Crown 2.555 17.763 -7,3% -2,0% 0,9% 1,0%
30 44 Suzuki Ignis 2.532 10.165 0,9% 0,5%

 

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