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27 April 2022

Suzuki March 2022 and Fiscal Year 2021 Automobile Production, Sales, and Export Figures (Preliminary)

<March 2022>

Production

  March
2022
(units)
Year-on-Year Year-on-Year Trends Jan.–Mar.
2022
(units)
Year-on-Year
Global production 279,454 92.6% Down for the first time in two months 794,460 94.8%
Japan production 84,227 87.1% Down for the first time in two months 214,508 85.8%
Overseas production 195,227 95.1% Down for the first time in three months 579,952 98.6%
  India 163,362 94.7% Down for the first time in three months 494,354 98.6%
  Others 31,865 97.2% Down for the second consecutive month 85,598 98.7%
  • *Japan production: Complete built-up (CBU) units + complete knocked-down (CKD) units
  • *Overseas production: Units completed at overseas plants that exclude CKD units from Japan
  • Japan, overseas production:
    Decreased year-on-year owing to shortage of parts including semiconductors.

Sales

  March
2022
(units)
Year-on-Year Year-on-Year Trends Jan.–Mar.
2022
(units)
Year-on-Year
Global sales 277,185 92.0% Down for the eighth consecutive month 758,009 93.0%
Japan sales 64,672 76.3% Down for the tenth consecutive month 156,737 76.9%
  Mini vehicles 53,704 76.3% Down for the tenth consecutive month 130,087 77.1%
  Standard and
small vehicles
10,968 76.0% Down for the tenth consecutive month 26,650 76.2%
Overseas sales 212,513 98.1% Down for the seventh consecutive month 601,272 98.3%
  India 137,658 92.1% Down for the eighth consecutive month 407,726 92.7%
  Others 74,855 111.7% Up for the 13th consecutive month 193,546 112.7%
  • *Minivehicle: Small-sized car unique to Japan with an overall length of 3.4m or less, an overall width of 1.48m or less, an overall height of 2m or less, and an engine displacement of 660cc or less.
  • *Standard and small vehicle: Car that exceeds the above minivehicle specification.
  • Japan sales:
    Decreased year-on-year owing to shortage of vehicle supply due to decrease in domestic production.
  • Overseas sales:
    Decreased year-on-year owing to shortage of vehicle supply due to decrease in production in India, etc.

Exports

  March
2022
(units)
Year-on-Year Year-on-Year Trends Jan.–Mar.
2022
(units)
Year-on-Year
Exports 18,400 73.1% Down for the third consecutive month 50,722 84.1%
  • *Total of exported CBU units + CKD units.
  • Decreased year-on-year owing to decrease in production for areas including Europe due to shortage of semiconductors.

<Fiscal 2021 (April 2021 – March 2022)>

Production

  Fiscal 2021 (units) Year-on-Year Year-on-Year Trends
Global production 2,821,884 106.4% Up for the first time in three years
Japan production 839,531 90.3% Down for the third consecutive year
Overseas production 1,982,353 115.2% Up for the first time in three years
  India 1,658,586 115.2% Up for the first time in three years
  Others 323,767 115.1% Up for the first time in eight years
  • *Japan production: Complete built-up (CBU) units + complete knocked-down (CKD) units
  • *Overseas production: Units completed at overseas plants that exclude CKD units from Japan
  • Japan production:
    Decreased year-on-year owing to shortage of semiconductors.
  • Overseas production:
    Increased year-on-year despite the parts supply shortage including semiconductors, owing to increase in areas including India, and low sales in the previous year due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

Sales

  Fiscal 2021 (units) Year-on-Year Year-on-Year Trends
Global sales 2,706,865 105.3% Up for the first time in three years
Japan sales 561,375 86.7% Down for the third consecutive year
  Mini vehicles 470,497 87.2% Down for the third consecutive year
  Standard and
small vehicles
90,878 84.3% Down for the third consecutive year
Overseas sales 2,145,490 111.5% Up for the first time in three years
  India 1,365,370 103.2% Up for the first time in three years
  Others 780,120 129.9% Up for the first time in four years
  • *Minivehicle: Small-sized car unique to Japan with an overall length of 3.4m or less, an overall width of 1.48m or less, an overall height of 2m or less, and an engine displacement of 660cc or less.
  • *Standard and small vehicle: Car that exceeds the above minivehicle specification.
  • Japan sales:
    Decreased year-on-year owing to shortage of vehicle supply due to decrease in domestic production.
  • Overseas sales:
    Increased year-on-year despite the negative impact on vehicle production due to parts supply shortage including semiconductors, owing to low sales in the previous year due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
    Sales were record-high in Latin America and Africa.

Exports

  Fiscal 2021 (units) Year-on-Year Year-on-Year Trends
Exports 202,241 98.1% Down for the first time in two years
  • *Total of exported CBU units + CKD units.
  • Decreased year-on-year owing to decrease in production for areas including Europe, due to shortage of semiconductors.