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New Year Sees Increase in Domestic Sales

Eine Mitteilung der Toyota Motor Corporation TMC, Tokio/Japan

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New Year Sees Increase in Domestic Sales
New Year Sees Increase in Domestic Sales
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) today announced the production, domestic sales and export results of TMC and subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd. for January 2003.

January 2003 Highlights (year-on-year)

DOMESTIC PRODUCTION
Toyota: Fifth consecutive month of increase
Daihatsu: Fourth consecutive month of decrease
Hino: First increase in two months
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino: Fifth consecutive month of increase

DOMESTIC SALES
Toyota:
First increase in two months
41.6% share of market excluding minivehicles

Daihatsu:
First increase in eighteen months
31.7% share of the minivehicle market

Hino:
First increase in two months
26.6% share of the truck market

Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino:
First increase in two months
39.1% share of market including minivehicles

EXPORTS
Toyota:
Fifth consecutive month of increase due to increased exports mainly to North America, Asia and Oceania

Daihatsu:
First decrease in four months due to decreased exports to Asia despite increased exports to Oceania, the Middle East and Europe.

Hino:
Twelfth consecutive month of increase due to increased exports mainly to North America, Oceania and Asia
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino:
Fifth consecutive month of increase

OVERSEAS PRODUCTION
Toyota: Thirteenth consecutive month of increase due to increased production mainly in Asia, North America and South Africa

Daihatsu: First increase in three months due to increased production mainly in Indonesia

Toyota + Daihatsu: Thirteenth consecutive month of increase