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How is the Japanese Import Market in 2011?

Japanese cars are very popular for a number of reason’s; firstly the range of cars is far more desirable, whether it’s an 280bhp Nissan skyline sports car or an 8 seat MPV the spec and build of some imports is far superior to anything the UK market has to offer. Secondly the fact they don’t use road salt in Japan is a huge advantage as that’s what destroys our vehicles, also the way of life in Japan is so different, the Japanese look after their vehicles, regularly servicing and keeping them well maintained.

Why is our market not full of adverts ebay, autotrader and a like?

The UK has always imported JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) vehicles. A huge boom of imports come into the UK in the late 80’s & early 90’s. Since 2000 the UK have seen a large amount of imports been imported, seeing Uk automotive classified websites stacked with import vehicles for sale, from large Specialist Importers to bedroom & street corner dealers but since the start of the downturn in the UK economy all this has changed. In 2009 we saw our pound get week against near on every currency in the world the Japanese Yen been one of them. While our GBPound was getting weaker by the day, the Japanese Yen was getting stronger. Throughout the year the pound got so week it had dropped by 50%. The used car market in the UK was also hitting rock bottom times, with many dealers struggling to even give cars away. All car prices dropped, the government brought out the scrapage scheme as an incentive to get new cars on the road, car dealerships, garages, dealers up and down the country were going bankrupt, packing in, calling it a day and rapping up business. Especially in the Japanese Used car market, with a bad exchange rate and poor UK market it was near on impossible to even import a vehicle.

The UK economy has improved and is showing signs of getting stronger yet still the exchange rate is at an all time low. Putting it into prospective a vehicle costing £10,000 to purchase in Japan in 2008 with today’s exchange rate would cost £19,150.

The Japanese car market is very strong right now with Australia recently changing laws, allowing more vehicles from Japan to be imported, the USA on the brink of their 25 year rule, which will see most of the 25 year old vehicles in Japan get snapped up, with the likes of the R32 GTR Skyline, RX-7’s, MR2’s, GT4’s & AE86’s the list goes on. With our very poor exchange rate we are unable to compete on price for vehicles.

What is the future of Japanese vehicles in the UK?

Japanese imports are disappearing of UK roads every day, from accident damage, thefts, mechanical breakdown etc meaning there is more and more demand for these, unfortunately importers (which there is only a handful of decent ones left) are struggling to bring cars in. As I write this the last week has been extremely difficult to buy car. The future of Japanese vehicles in the UK is very uncertain; unless the great British Pounds gets stronger and we get a greater exchange rate then early predictions for 2012 will see almost no imports coming into the country. The price is a big thing these days, vehicle availability is still strong in Japan and we know demand is here in the UK, the only way Japanese Imports are going to see UK soil is if prices rise in the UK. As an example, a Nissan Skyline costing £8.999 2 years ago would need to be £12,999 if not more.





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