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2006/05/24


Mazda Production and Sales Results for April 2006

 

Production and Sales Results

In April 2006, Mazda's domestic production, exports, and overseas production results exceeded the previous year's figures.

 

I. Domestic Production

Breakdown April 2006 Jan. - Apr. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 71,785 +4.2 296,912 +13.6
Commercial Vehicles 4,749 +21.6 21,008 +54.8
Total 76,534 +5.1 317,920 +15.6
For the sixth consecutive month since November 2005, domestic production volume exceeded that of the same month last year (+5.1% year-on-year). The improved results reflect the increased production volumes of the North America-bound CX-7, Mazda5, MX-5 and Mazda2.

 

II. Domestic Sales

Breakdown April 2006 Jan. - Apr. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 13,466 -8.7 86,113 -7.5
Commercial Vehicles 4,254 +24.4 19,918 +31.5

Registration Total 13,801 -6.8 84,262 -4.2
Micro-mini Total 3,919 +16.2 21,769 +7.3
Total 17,720 -2.5 106,031 -2.0
Domestic sales decreased for the second consecutive month since March 2006, down 2.5% year-on-year. Although sales of the MX-5, MPV and commercial vehicles were brisk, a reduction in overall market demand and diminished new model impact on sales of models such as the Mazda5/Premacy resulted in the total figure falling below the previous year's result. Mazda's registered vehicle market share in Japan was 5.7% (up +0.1 points over April 2005), with a 2.6% share (+0.2 points) of the micromini segment and 4.5% (unchanged compared to April 2005) total domestic market share.

 

III. Exports

Breakdown April 2006 Jan. - Apr. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 57,481 +12.5 225,686 +26.7
Commercial Vehicles 255 +84.8 1,043 +106.5
Total 57,736 +12.7 226,729 +26.9
For nine consecutive months since August 2005, exports have exceeded the figures from the same period last year, with April 2006 exports up 12.7% over the same month last year. The positive results reflect the increased export volumes of the CX-7, Mazda5 and MX-5, and the total exceeded last year's results for the same period. On a market basis, in particular the rise in North America-bound exports of models such as the CX-7 and Mazda3 led to an increase to 30,031 units exported (up 77.4% year-on-year).

 

IV. Overseas Production

Breakdown April 2006 Jan. - Apr. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 21,152 +31.9 88,992 +43.9
Commercial Vehicles 7,724 +0.4 28,770 +14.3
Total 28,876 +21.7 117,762 +35.4
* 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 fourth consecutive month since January 2006 (+21.7%). In April 2006,
Mazda posted the highest single month of overseas production unit volume for the month of April due to increased output volume of Mazda3 and Mazda6 models bound for overseas markets. On a country basis, China-bound output volume remained strong, reaching 14,092 units due to the increased volumes of the Mazda3 and Mazda6 models.

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Breakdown of Primary Products[Monthly]

(1) Domestic Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 5,586 +31.6 Premacy 9,374 +21.2
Verisa 633 -70.8 MPV 5,050 -7.7
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 560 +55.6 CX-7 5,868 -
Atenza (Mazda6) 8,242 -39.1 Tribute/Escape 80 -91.7
Axela (Mazda3) 30,854 +5.0 Bongo Series (E-Series) 4,179 +27.0
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 3,677 +202.9 Titan Series (T-Series) 570 -7.6
RX-8 1,861 -50.9 Others 0 -100.0
  Total 76,534 +5.1

(2) Domestic Sales

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Carol 520 -17.9 Premacy 1,659 -30.5
AZ-Wagon 1,992 +31.1 MPV 2,001 +44.9
Spiano 300 +20.0 Tribute 4 -97.4
Demio 3,635 -3.6 Bongo Friendee 53 -
Verisa 795 -43.5 Scrum 1,056 +30.5
Atenza 753 -7.7 Bongo Series 1,779 +29.9
Axela 1,003 -33.7 Titan Series 1,081 +17.4
Roadster 272 +151.9 Others 493 -18.1
RX-8 324 -39.0 Total 17,720 -2.5

(3) Exports

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 524 -6.4 Premacy 6,971 +90.2
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 820 +2.5 MPV 1,319 -61.3
Atenza (Mazda6)  8,224 -26.5 CX-7 4,494 -
Axela (Mazda3) 29,252 +10.2 Tribute/Escape 20 -97.3
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 3,376 +150.4 Bongo T/V (E-Series) 235 +99.2
RX-8 2,481 -9.8 Others 20 -83.3
  Total 57,736 +12.7

(Exports by region)

Regions Units YoY(%) Regions Units YoY(%)
North America 30,031 +77.4 Asia 1,126 -55.4
Europe 16,627 -1.3 Africa 683 +0.9
Oceania 3,696 -43.9 Central and South America 2,765 +7.3
Middle East 2,808 -44.8  

(4) Overseas Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 5,380 +43.1 Tribute 820 +70.8
Atenza (Mazda6)  9,700 +17.4 BT-50(B-Series) 6,924 -10.0
Axela (Mazda3) 3,032 +197.3 Titan Series (T-Series) 800 -
Premacy 2,220 -11.9 Total 28,876 +21.7
*Model names in parentheses are for the overseas market.

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