Japan Auto Market started slow the 2018 with Q1 sales down 2.2%. Following the quite long positive track, in the 2018 the market has clouds over the next future. Toyota has lost 8.2% with share down at 28.2%.
Japan Auto Market ended the 2017 with 5.25 million vehicles sold, up 5.3% supported by the economic growth momentum, Toyota was stable over 30% of market share, ahead of Honda. Importers are growing and Renault was the fastest growing in the year.
Japan domestic vehicles market in first half 2016 fell 4.8% while the leader Toyota improved 2.2%. In June Mitsubishi crashed over 50% hit by the start of restructuring process after the Nissan Take over.
Japan Vehicles Market in April 2016 stopped the 15 months long decline albeit with a really little growth. However it was a positive sign in a falling economy. Toyota pushed up 34% of share by new Prius.
Japan Vehicles Market in March 2016 down 8%. the Japanese economy is far from achieving stable growth as private consumption remains weak and subdued global demand is weighing on imports. Lexus shines.