After Japan’s crippling catastrophe in March, U.S. import shipments of Toyota vehicles in Q2 of this year took a 30% dive from Q1 and a 50% drop from Q2 of last year. It was the lowest level of Toyota imports for one quarter in our Bill of Lading database (goes back to 2003). Among other disruptions, the disaster caused supply chain issues as well as transportation shifts because of damaged ports. This quarter (Q3), imports are back on track with 2009 and 2010 levels, rising over 80% from Q2 of this year. The significant rise can be seen in the graph below. Also illustrated in the graph is the noteworthy downfall of Toyota imports in 2008. Four years ago, an average of 200 Toyota shipments entered the U.S. from Japan each quarter. Now, we import an average of 80 shipments each quarter.