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2006/02/24


Mazda Production and Sales Results for January 2006

 

Production and Sales Results

In January 2006, Mazda's domestic production, domestic sales, exports, and overseas production results exceeded the previous year's figures due to steady demand for its new generation models.

 

I. Domestic Production

Breakdown January 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 67,284 +31.0
Commercial Vehicles 4,416 +128.6
Total 71,700 +34.6

For the third consecutive month since November 2005, domestic production volume exceeded that of the same month last year (+34.6% year-on-year). The greatly improved results reflect the increased production volumes of new generation models such as the Mazda5, MX-5, and MPV in addition to the negative impact of the Ujina No. 1 plant fire in 2004 on the figures for January 2005.

 

II. Domestic Sales

Breakdown January 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 19,188 -1.3
Commercial Vehicles 3,885 +25.7

Registration Total 17,918 +2.0
Micro-mini Total 5,155 +3.8
Total 23,073 +2.4

Domestic sales increased for the first time in three months since October 2005, up 2.4% year-on-year. For passenger cars, lower sales of the Demio/Mazda2 were offset by contributions from Mazda5 and MX-5 sales, as well as by significant demand for Mazda's commercial vehicles, resulting in last year's total figure being exceeded. Mazda's registered vehicle market share was 6.9% (up +0.2 points compared to January 2005), with a 3.8% share (+/-0 points) for micro-minis and 5.8% (+0.1%) total domestic market share.

 

III. Exports

Breakdown January 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 51,522 +33.0
Commercial Vehicles 412 +246.2
Total 51,934 +33.6

For six consecutive months since August 2005, exports have exceeded the figures from same period last year and January 2006 exports were up +33.6% over the same month last year. The greatly improved results reflect the increased volumes of new generation models such as the Mazda5, MX-5, and MPV in addition to the negative impact of the Ujina No. 1 plant fire in 2004 on the figures for January 2005. The Mazda5, MX-5, and MPV were major contributors to the increase in exports to North America, reaching 18,357 units (an increase of 47.0% compared to January 2005). Europe-bound exports increased to 23,588 units (up 46.6% year-on-year) thanks to increased volumes of the Mazda5 and MX-5 models.

 

IV. Overseas Production

Breakdown January 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 21,854 +47.7
Commercial Vehicles 5,118 -12.5
Total 26,972 +30.6
* Overseas production units are calculated based on the parts and component shipments for Mazda brand models to be assembled at overseas production facilities.

Overseas production volumes increased for the first time in two months since November 2005 (+30.6%) due to increased output volume of Mazda6 and Premacy models bound for China. Reflecting steady sales, China-bound output volume reached 12,074 units (up 154.7%). Meanwhile, output volume of Mazda6 units bound for the US decreased to 7,800 units (-2.5% compared to January 2005).

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Breakdown of Primary Products[Monthly]

(1) Domestic Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 6,543 -23.6 Premacy 8,241 +12200.0
Verisa 1,138 +1598.5 MPV 2,823 -
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 480 -55.6 Tribute/Escape 193 -84.3
Atenza (Mazda6) 13,108 +12.1 Bongo Friendee 0 -100
Axela (Mazda3) 28,481 -0.1 Bongo Series (E-Series) 4,008 +158.9
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 4,712 - Titan Series (T-Series) 408 +6.3
RX-8 1,565 - Others 0 -100.0
  Total 71,700 +34.6

(2) Domestic Sales

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Carol 934 -13.2 Premacy 1,813 +449.4
AZ-Wagon 2,635 +0.6 MPV 2,413 +119.4
Spiano 380 +16.6 Tribute 221 -19.9
Demio 5,215 -28.0 Bongo Friendee 173 +208.9
Verisa 985 -0.7 Scrum 1,050 +40.4
Atenza 1,110 -38.8 Bongo Series 1,793 +46.0
Axela 1,908 -38.4 Titan Series 854 -2.3
Roadster 390 +926.3 Others 471 -18.8
RX-8 728 +455.7 Total 23,073 +2.4

(3) Exports

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 571 +37.3 Premacy 6,460 +12566.7
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 420 -56.3 MPV 1,695 +1348.7
Atenza (Mazda6)  11,513 +16.5 Tribute/Escape 149 -81.1
Axela (Mazda3) 25,556 -2.7 Bongo T/V (E-Series) 392 +229.4
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 4,114 +6133.3 Others 20 -87.5
RX-8 1,044 +2169.6 Total 51,934 +33.6

(Exports by region)

Regions Units YoY(%) Regions Units YoY(%)
North America 18,357 +47.0 Asia 1,205 -5.4
Europe 23,588 +46.6 Africa 814 +35.9
Oceania 3,152 -41.5 Central and South America 3,087 +44.9
Middle East 1,731 +92.3  

(4) Overseas Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 3,800 -4.0 Tribute 260 -61.8
Atenza (Mazda6)  14,340 +64.4 Proceed (B-Series) 4,338 -25.8
Axela (Mazda3) 1,374 +63.6 Titan Series (T-Series) 780 -
Premacy 2,080 +246.7 Total 26,972 +30.6
*Model names in parentheses are for the overseas market.

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