24 November 2013

Suzuki Worldwide Production By Nation : 2012


I find Suzuki a difficult brand to understand. They sell mainly in Asia, but have a presence everywhere, except North America where they just pulled out. Virtually all production is in Asia as you can see by the yellow highlighting below. They only make smaller vehicles which makes their financial success surprising.

To hold international market share for cars/LCVs at 3.6% in 2012 was good considering the Chinese political issue with Japan. Production in China was certainly affected by that. With over three quarters of production in either Japan or India, it is not as international as other Japanese brands on the car making front.

In 2009 VW took a 20% share of the company, called a long term strategic partnership. I don't see any evidence of a strategy so far, unless it is behind the scenes.


11 12
2011 Shr 2012 Shr

1 1 India 1,123,846 41.2% 1,183,334 40.9%

2 2 Japan 949,799 34.8% 1,061,863 36.7%

3 3 China 302,720 11.1% 252,275 8.7%

4 4 Hungary 171,700 6.3% 156,070 5.4%

5 5 Indonesia 91,854 3.4% 130,152 4.5%

6 6 Pakistan 85,908 3.2% 89,214 3.1%

- 7 Thailand

20,601 0.7%

- 8 Other 72 0.0% 93 0.0%



Suzuki 2,725,899 3.6% 2,893,602 3.6%

Data source: OICA

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