On December 15, Toyota Motor Corporation announced the Groupâ€™s sales plan, including those for Daihatsu and Hino Motors, for the 2017 calendar year. According to this plan, global sales have been set at 10,202,000 units, up 1% from previous yearâ€™s result.
Global sales for the Toyota brand are forecasted at 9.16 million units (up 1% year on year), consisting of 1.6 million units (up 2%) in domestic sales and 7.67 million units (up 1%) in overseas sales. Daihatsu models are expected to record 770,000 units in global sales with domestic sales remaining flat at 570,000 units and overseas sales up 5% to 200,000 units. As for Hino Motors, global sales are expected to increase by 1% to 172,000 units with domestic sales constant at 64,000 units and overseas sales up 1% to 109,000 units.
Moreover, according to the 2017 plan, the Group forecasts global production to increase by 1% to 10,366,000 units.
Global production for the Toyota brand is projected to remain flat at 8.98 million units, comprising 3.21 million units (up 2% yoy) domestically and 5.77 million units (down 1%) overseas. Daihatsuâ€™s global production is expected to increase by 12% to 1.2 million units with increases in both domestic and overseas production to 810,000 units (up 11%) and 390,000 units (up 15%), respectively. As for Hino Motors, global production is projected to increase by 4% to 186,000 units, consisting of a 2% increase in domestic production to 149,000 units and a 16% increase in overseas production to 37,000 units.
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)