Japan exported 3,671 forklifts in March, up 22.3% year-on-year, according to a survey by the Japan Industrial Vehicles Association (JIVA).
Diesel-engine machine exports totalled 1,872 and gasoline-powered units came to 928. Domestic forklift sales increased 9.9% to 8,081 units, of which 2,401 units were diesel-engined and 3,485 units were electric. A total of 11,024 forklifts were manufactured in Japan, up 10.3%, according to the Japanese News Digest.
Exports of Japanese forklifts totalled 35,811 units in 2003, up 14.1% on 2002. Domestic forklift sales were 68,449 units in 2003, up 3.9%.