Toyota Motor Corporation announced its results of production, domestic sales and exports for the first half (April to September) of fiscal 2016. According to these results, global production, which includes those for Daihatsu and Hino, grew for the first time in two years, rising 2.6% yoy, to 5,091,000 units.
Domestic production went up 2.7% yoy, to 1,992,000 units, resulting in a surplus for the first time in four years. An increase was also recorded for production outside of Japan, as it climbed for the first time in two years by 2.6% yoy, to 3,098,000 units.
Domestic sales rose 7.7% yoy, to 1,072,000 units, as it achieved a surplus for the first time in four years. Sales outside of Japan increased for the first time in two years, as it climbed 0.3% yoy, to 3,995,000 units. In total, global sales amounted to an increase of 1.8% yoy, to 5,067,000 units for its first surplus in two years.
Meanwhile, exports declined for the fourth consecutive year, as it fell 2.8% yoy, to 886,000 units.
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)