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2006/06/26


Mazda Production and Sales Results for May 2006

 

Production and Sales Results

In May 2006, Mazda's domestic production, exports and overseas production figures exceeded the figures for May 2005.

 

I. Domestic Production

Breakdown May 2006 Jan. - May. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 62,730 +21.0 359,642 +14.8
Commercial Vehicles 5,020 +1.5 26,028 +40.6
Total 67,750 +19.3 385,670 +16.3
For seven straight months since November 2005, domestic production volumes exceeded that for the same month last year, with May 2006 up by 19.3% on May 2005. The significantly improved results reflect the increased production volumes of CX-7, Mazda5, MX-5 and Mazda2.

 

II. Domestic Sales

Breakdown May 2006 Jan. - May. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 15,872 -10.1 101,984 -7.9
Commercial Vehicles 4,355 +16.2 24,273 +28.4

Registration Total 16,401 -6.1 100,663 -4.5
Micro-mini Total 3,826 -2.7 25,594 +5.7
Total 20,227 -5.5 126,257 -2.6
Domestic sales volumes decreased for the third consecutive month since March 2006, down 5.5% year-on-year. Despite steady sales of the MX-5 and commercial vehicles, this figure reflects reduced overall domestic demand and slower sales of the current Mazda3 prior to being restyled in June 2006. Mazda's registered vehicle market share in Japan was 6.4% (up +0.1 points over May 2005), with a 2.6% market share (-0.1 points) for the micro-mini segment and a 5.0% total market share, which is unchanged from last year's result.

 

III. Exports

Breakdown May 2006 Jan. - May. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 51,786 +9.0 277,472 +23.0
Commercial Vehicles 286 +155.4 1,329 +115.4
Total 52,072 +9.4 278,801 +23.2
For ten consecutive months since August 2005, exports have exceeded the figures for the same month last year, with May 2006 exports up 9.4% on May 2005. These positive results mainly reflect the increased exports of CX-7, Mazda5 and MX-5. On a market basis, in particular, the rise in North America-bound exports of models such as CX-7 and MX-5 led to an increase to 22,424 units in May 2006 (an increase of 37.0% over the same month last year).

 

IV. Overseas Production

Breakdown May 2006 Jan. - May. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 16,974 +6.5 105,966 +36.2
Commercial Vehicles 6,577 +0.6 35,347 +11.5
Total 23,551 +4.8 141,313 +29.1
Note: 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 fifth consecutive month since January 2006 (+4.8%). Due to an increase of production volumes of Mazda3 and BT-50 pickup trucks, Mazda posted the highest single month of overseas production for the month of May. On a country basis, production in Thailand was robust due to increased BT-50 truck production, with total production reaching 4,637 units in May 2006, which was an increase of 61.2% over the figure for the same month last year.

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Breakdown of Primary Products[Monthly]

(1) Domestic Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 5,731 +30.2 Premacy 8,495 +42.7
Verisa 864 -27.3 MPV 2,281 -17.3
Atenza (Mazda6) 8,186 -0.6 CX-7 6,399 -
Axela (Mazda3) 25,376 -5.3 Bongo Series (E-Series) 4,290 -2.6
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 3,856 +128433.3 Titan Series (T-Series) 730 +34.9
RX-8 1,102 -10.3 Others 440 -66.0
  Total 67,750 +19.3

(2) Domestic Sales

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Carol 575 -39.3 RX-8 404 -26.5
AZ-Wagon 1,820 +3.5 Premacy 2,183 -13.8
Spiano 317 +18.7 MPV 2,749 +41.8
Demio 4,366 -5.9 Scrum 1,051 +42.8
Verisa 834 -37.2 Bongo Series 1,868 +5.9
Atenza 941 -9.2 Titan Series 1,114 +25.7
Axela 1,237 -37.9 Others 506 -45.8
Roadster 262 +170.1 Total 20,227 -5.5

(3) Exports

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 1,206 +406.7 Premacy 6,306 +23.6
Atenza (Mazda6)  7,110 -26.9 MPV 632 -67.8
Axela (Mazda3) 25,906 -7.4 CX-7 5,672 -
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 3,419 +836.7 Bongo T/V (E-Series) 266 +189.1
RX-8 975 -14.3 Others 580 -42.2
  Total 52,072 +9.4

(Exports by region)

Regions Units YoY(%) Regions Units YoY(%)
North America 22,424 +37.0 Asia 1,980 +6.4
Europe 18,649 -1.4 Africa 617 -17.7
Oceania 3,296 -37.5 Central and South America 2,944 +23.5
Middle East 2,162 +4.6  

(4) Overseas Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 4,920 +7.9 Tribute 1,340 +131.0
Atenza (Mazda6)  7,920 -0.5 BT-50(B-Series) 6,037 +13.5
Axela (Mazda3) 1,594 +20.8 Titan Series (T-Series) 540 -55.7
Premacy 1,200 -21.1 Total 23,551 +4.8
*Model names in parentheses are for the overseas market.

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