14 May 2022

Mauritius Sales : 2022 (Jan-Mar)

Registrations for the first three months of 2022 were -+55% on the corresponding period of 2021. March was up 240%, off a very poor 2021 equivalent. The 'Diff' figure compares three months of this year with the total 2021 share. 

Suzuki has been improving each year and has taken its chance in the disrupted 2022 to not only take the lead but do so in a decisive fashion. Kia has been pushing exports hard but Mauritius may have been overlooked but I'd expect them to come back to some degree. 

Data source: NLTA.

05 May 2022

Toyota/Lexus Production : 2020-22 (2022 Jan-Mar)

Having to walk to work because the car's not charged.
I hate it when that happens.

Toyota manufactures cars in many places as we can see in the chart below. Managing it all must be a logistical exercise of careful planning and deliberation as to what is made where. 

Asia: Many countries in Asia 'protect' their car industries with import duty so to be there you have to make cars there. The problem is the tariffs stay in place even when the industry no longer requires it. Some still do require protection but for others, it's simply an anti-import policy. 

65% of all Toyota's are made in this region, over three quarters of which are assembled in Japan and China. Japan and Thailand are strong in exports, the rest mainly for local consumption to get around import duty.  

North America: Plants in all three Nafta nations produce cars for the company, comprising 20% of all vehicles made. 

Europe: Not as many cars made here as should be? Five countries are involved as well although one will be dropping off I'd imagine. The lack of sales in the region would inhibit that. Smaller volumes cannot justify assembly costs.

Latin America: Growing numerically as market share gains are achieved. Two countries are involved in manufacturing. 

Africa: That is South Africa and not much else. That said, things are on the up, doubling it's contribution to world manufacturing in a short space of time. 

Data source: Toyota.

04 May 2022

Toyota/Lexus Sales : 2020-22 (2022 Jan-Mar)

The information below comes from Toyota and I could have added many other countries but stuck with what was provided. Company data is rarely if ever the same as what is available from each country. The only exception is India had been added by Toyota for 2022 and I put in rounded figures for the previous two years. 

Asia: About half of all sales are from this region. China and Japan make up over 70% of that. 

North America: The biggest market for Toyota/Lexus in the USA and the region accounted for a quarter of sales.

Europe: An area Toyota would like to be more successful in and is working on that. Its effort is being hampered by Germany. The largest market in Europe it may be but paltry sales and penetration there put it sixth in the region. 

Oceania, ME & Africa: Almost the size of Europe thanks in part to Toyota's success in the GCC region, a union of  Gulf states. Australia is also a strong market for the company.

Latin America: An area Toyota has been playing catch up and doing so effectively. Small in the overall scheme of things but Toyota is nothing if not thorough.

Data source: Toyota.