06 September 2015

Suzuki Global Production Car/LCV By Nation : 2011-14

The SX4 is about as big as Suzuki gets

Suzuki is 8th in the world and has 3.6% of total production. As you can see below, it is about Asia. Most Asian nations have tariffs on imported cars so it makes sense to make them in those countries if you wish to have any volume. Because of the focus on Asia, may may be surprised at how many cars Suzuki make.

India is the main market for Suzuki, where small and cheap sells and that is something Suzuki does well. It isn't that big in Europe and pulled out of North America not long ago. How a car maker at this end of the market would cope if and when Chinese car brands get their act together would be interesting. For now they succeed well in their small car niche. It isn't easy making money selling small cars.

11 12 13 14 Nation 2011 2012 2013 2014 %
1 1 1 1 India 1,123,846 1,183,334 1,171,914 1,268,900 42%
2 2 2 2 Japan 949,799 1,061,863 975,320 1,059,329 35%
3 3 3 3 China 302,720 252,275 225,421 265,973 9%
5 5 5 4 Indonesia 91,854 130,152 181,244 171,865 6%
4 4 4 5 Hungary 171,700 156,070 161,106 146,365 5%
6 6 6 6 Pakistan 85,908 89,214 71,654 75,503 3%
- 7 7 7 Thailand 20,601 53,421 22,755 1%
- - - 8 Malaysia 3,053 0%
- 8 8 9 Brazil 50 2,011 2,160 0%
7 9 9 10 Vietnam 72 43 42 807 0%




Total 2,725,899 2,893,602 2,842,133 3,016,710 4%

Data source: OICA.

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