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Coming piece of information for you listen to this the United States imports about a 124.
Billion dollars worth of goods from Japan.
46 billion -- -- Is automobiles and car parts from Japan making up.
Very large percentage of the entire total of imports from that nation now many of the plant's manufacturing those very goods.
Shut down offline as the disaster in Japan unfolds.
Just as they were starting to rebound.
American and Japanese automakers likely to take a hit in the market joining us now from Los Angeles and a Fox Business exclusive is a guy who has lived in Bryzgalov isn't even worked -- worked at Hyundai.
Ed -- auto Pacific director of auto industry analysis.
And I'm sure you don't have found 24/7 looking at at the ramification desperately yet so so tell us what you're learning who's online who's off wind who's getting hit the hardest.
Well right now everybody's offline production at virtually all of the Japanese auto makers is off.
Until at least tomorrow.
Tomorrow we'll start to tomorrow get a we'll get an idea of how much longer bill.
Keep their factories shut down for a Honda is out of all them Honda is.
Suspending production of the longest they've committed to suspending production until at least the twentieth.
Now -- Japanese Big Three Toyota Honda and Nissan.
Those three unfortunately have a lot of production plants in the affected areas so of those that's unfortunately -- The biggest of -- -- Japanese auto makers have also have to be some of the most affected.
I was hearing -- that that Honda has a 113 suppliers they could only get 44 of them on the phone.
I think this is just unbelievable that -- you got it got to pull the support for us because.
The Japanese are are -- very human people I mean -- In fact Toyota apparently shutting down its twelve plants not necessarily because they were messed up from the earthquake but because they wanted to give their employees' time -- To go check on their family members so -- sort of separate that from who's who's in real trouble here.
Well the ones that I would say -- Honda and Nissan definitely have a lot of production there but you know the virtually all of the Japanese auto makers are are very significantly impacted by all this because.
So many of their parts suppliers.
Are in those affected regions you know even if you're -- monster who has no affected plants anywhere close to where the -- disasters happened.
Many of their suppliers do in fact come from that area.
And that is going to impact their production.
You know keep in mind -- -- missing just one part.
In a vehicle that can stop production right there so this is this really has very far reaching and.
Pac ten and how we feel -- in the United States because -- it Nissan for example had thousands of cars brand new perfect carts completely damaged in the tsunami so.
If somebody who want unease on Centre -- they'd make those anymore or or flex conceded kind Toyota Lexus.
Is this because their their supply chain at least over Toyota's very tight -- it not so.
What about the supply if there is demand to help these companies that.
Well be you know that it we're gonna we're -- gonna feel it here too because.
You know even.
Now most utmost the Japanese auto makers do you have production here manufacturing here in the US so at least on the surface of it they're not going.
You know bit there's there's there's an up immature inventory.
Play about 650 to sixty day supply amongst most of the Japanese auto makers to get -- -- for awhile.
But even for those Japanese auto makers that have production here.
Many of those parts do come from Japan.
Toyota in fact has cut cut all overtime production even in the US.
In anticipation of potential parts shortages.
From Japan so.
You know the -- -- it's it's definitely it's simply a big.
And -- we're we're looking at the logos that there's Suzuki Mitsubishi Subaru -- soggy Moscow a lot of names to right thank you so much at we'd love to have you back as this develops.
Thank you so much anytime at -- on -- Pacific director of auto.
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