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Overseas Production Continues to Climb in CY2002

Eine Mitteilung der Toyota Motor Corporation TMC, Tokio/Japan

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Overseas Production Continues to Climb in CY2002
Overseas Production Continues to Climb in CY2002
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 December 2002 and calendar year 2002.

December 2002 Highlights (year-on-year)
DOMESTIC PRODUCTION
Toyota: Fourth consecutive month of increase
Daihatsu: Third consecutive month of decrease
Hino: First decrease in two months
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino: Fourth consecutive month of increase

DOMESTIC SALES
Toyota:
First decrease in four months
38.5% share of market excluding minivehicles

Daihatsu:
Seventeenth consecutive month of decrease
27.9% share of the minivehicle market

Hino:
First decrease in three months
35.2% share of the truck market

Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino:
First decrease in four months
36.1% share of market including minivehicles

EXPORTS
Toyota: Fourth consecutive month of increase due to increased exports mainly to North America and Asia
Daihatsu: Third consecutive month of increase due to increased exports to the Middle East and Oceania
Hino: Eleventh consecutive month of increase due to increased exports to the Middle East, North America and Europe
Toyota + Daihatsu + Hino: Fourth consecutive month of increase

OVERSEAS PRODUCTION
Toyota: Twelfth consecutive month of increase due to increased production mainly in North America, Europe and Asia
Daihatsu :Second consecutive month of decrease due to decreased production mainly in Malaysia
Toyota + Daihatsu: Twelfth consecutive month of increase