Toyota Motor Corporation has announced its results of production, domestic sales, and exports for the 2015 calendar year (January to December). According to these results, worldwide production increased 0.8% year on year to 709,998 units, resulting in a surplus for the fourth month in a row.
As a result of reduced demand in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, overseas production fell 4.0% to 451,019 units, resulting in its first deficit in four months. Meanwhile, domestic production grew 10.4% to 258,979 units for a fifth consecutive surplus.
Sales in Japan increased 17.9% to 116,368 units as it exceeded the previous yearâ€™s results for the third straight month. Sales of Lexus models rose 43.1% to 4,111 units and mini cars went up by 2.8% to 1,999 units. Toyotaâ€™s share of the market excluding mini cars increased by 6.1 percentage points to 47.8%.
Exports declined by 0.4% to 151,235 units, resulting in a deficit for the third consecutive month. This decline was due to reduced shipments to North America, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa.