TABLE-Japan auto demand seen falling 9.9 pct in 2011-industry

TOKYO, Dec 17 (BestGrowthStock) – Japanese demand for new cars,
trucks and buses, including minivehicles, will likely fall 9.9
percent in 2011, an industry group said on Friday.

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) said
it expects the market to total 4,465,000 vehicles in 2011,
against an estimated 4,955,700 this year, when sales grew 7.5
percent.

Below is a table of the association’s forecasts for Japanese
sales in 2011 and estimates for 2010, with year-on-year
percentage changes in brackets:

2011 2010
TOTAL 4,465,000 ( -9.9) 4,955,700 (+7.5)
Cars 3,782,000 (-10.3) 4,218,000 (+7.5)
– 660cc Minivehicles 1,259,000 ( -1.6) 1,280,000 (-0.3)
Trucks 671,300 ( -7.4) 725,000 (+7.7)
Minivehicles total 1,657,000 ( -3.6) 1,718,000 (+1.8)
(Editing by Joseph Radford)

TABLE-Japan auto demand seen falling 9.9 pct in 2011-industry