TOKYO - Japanese automobile production for April 2007 decreased by 34,182 units, or 3.8 percent, to 870, 639 units, compared with the 904,821 units produced in April 2006, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
Domestic sales for autos in April came in at 357,690 vehicles, a decrease of 8.7 percent as compared to April 2006.
Auto exports in April were up 11,070 units, or 2.3 percent, compared with 473,632 units for April 2006. This is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for 21 consecutive months.
The total value of automobiles exported for April 2007 was $11.22 billion, including $8.62 billion for vehicles and $2.60 billion for parts. This is an increase of $636.73 million, or 6.0 percent, compared with $10.58 billion recorded for the same month of 2006.
For April, motorcycle production dropped 6,202 units, or 4.4 percent, to 136,229 units. Motorcycle exports in April were up 3,051 units to 123,260 units.
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