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2006/03/24


Mazda Production and Sales Results for February 2006

 

Production and Sales Results

In February 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 February 2006 Jan. - Feb. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 76,471 +20.0 143,755 +24.9
Commercial Vehicles 5,217 +82.2 9,633 +100.9
Total 81,688 +22.6 153,388 +27.9

For the fourth consecutive month since November 2005, domestic production volume exceeded that of the same month last year (+22.6% year-on-year). The greatly improved results reflect the increased production volumes of new generation passenger vehicles such as the Mazda5, MX-5, and increased production of commercial vehicles.

 

II. Domestic Sales

Breakdown February 2006 Jan. - Feb. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 20,650 -1.6 39,838 -1.5
Commercial Vehicles 4,942 +43.4 8,827 +35.0

Registration Total 20,159 +2.5 38,077 +2.3
Micro-mini Total 5,433 +13.8 10,588 +8.7
Total 25,592 +4.7 48,665 +3.6

Domestic sales increased for the second consecutive month since January 2006, up 4.7% year-on-year. Strong sales of the Mazda5, MX-5 and commercial vehicles resulted in last year's total figure being exceeded. Mazda's registered vehicle market share was 5.7% (up +0.2 points compared to February 2005), with a 3.0% share (+0.2 points) for micro-minis and 4.8% (+0.2 points) total domestic market share.

 

III. Exports

Breakdown February 2006 Jan. - Feb. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 58,466 +53.6 109,968 +43.2
Commercial Vehicles 152 +67.0 564 +168.6
Total 58,598 +53.6 110,532 +43.5

For seven consecutive months since August 2005, exports have exceeded the figures from the same period last year, with February 2006 exports up 53.6% over the same month last year. The greatly improved results reflect the increased volumes of new generation models such as the Mazda5, MX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6, outperforming last year's results for this period. The Mazda5, MX-5, and RX-8 were major contributors to the increase in exports to North America, which reached 19,742 units (an increase of 41.4% compared to February 2005). Europe-bound exports increased to 26,727 units (up 117.2% year-on-year) thanks to increased volumes of the Mazda5, MX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6 models.

 

IV. Overseas Production

Breakdown February 2006 Jan. - Feb. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 22,472 +41.9 44,326 +44.7
Commercial Vehicles 7,850 +40.3 12,968 +13.3
Total 30,322 +41.5 57,294 +36.1
*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 second consecutive month since January 2006 (+41.5%) due to increased output volume of Mazda6, Mazda3, Mazda5/Premacy, and BT-50 Truck models bound for overseas markets. February 2006 saw Mazda post the highest single month of overseas production unit volume on record. China-bound output volume of the Mazda3 reached 12,612 units (up 88.2%) and Mazda6 units bound for the US decreased to 6,600 units (-13.2% compared to February 2005).

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Breakdown of Primary Products[Monthly]

(1) Domestic Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 7,126 +0.2 Premacy 8,806 +102.3
Verisa 1,194 -28.4 MPV 3,702 -27.6
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 460 -11.5 Tribute/Escape 62 -95.3
Atenza (Mazda6) 13,854 +13.4 Bongo Series(E-Series) 4,529 +88.6
Axela (Mazda3) 32,416 +3.8 Titan Series (T-Series) 688 +48.9
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 4,205 +6176.1  
RX-8 4,646 - Total 81,688 +22.6

(2) Domestic Sales

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Carol 839 -5.0 Premacy 3,006 +27.4
AZ-Wagon 2,789 +16.9 MPV 2,799 +3.9
Spiano 295 -12.2 Tribute 104 -59.8
Demio 5,391 -10.4 Bongo Friendee 151 +1158.3
Verisa 1,000 -37.1 Scrum 1,358 +42.8
Atenza 1,198 -17.0 Bongo Series 2,193 +88.4
Axela 1,680 -33.5 Titan Series 1,122 +12.7
Roadster 475 +1219.4 Others 599 -19.1
RX-8 593 +1346.3 Total 25,592 +4.7

(3) Exports

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 725 -12.1 Premacy 6,012 +3132.3
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 560 -67.1 MPV 1,045 -19.1
Atenza (Mazda6)  13,161 +55.6 Tribute/Escape 152 -83.3
Axela (Mazda3) 29,960 +22.1 Bongo T/V (E-Series) 132 +85.9
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 3,776 +188700.0 Others 20 -87.5
RX-8 3,055 +21721.4 Total 58,598 +53.6

(Exports by region)

Regions Units YoY(%) Regions Units YoY(%)
North America 19,742 +41.4 Asia 1,500 -7.6
Europe 26,727 +117.2 Africa 850 +53.4
Oceania 5,889 +1.4 Central and South America 3,088 +53.5
Middle East 802 -57.4  

(4) Overseas Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 4,200 -12.5 Tribute 780 +160.0
Atenza (Mazda6)  12,180 +33.8 BT-50(B-Series) 6,370 +38.6
Axela (Mazda3) 2,752 +180.8 Titan Series (T-Series) 1,480 +48.0
Premacy 2,560 +287.9 Total 30,322 +41.5
*Model names in parentheses are for the overseas market.

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