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2006/09/25


Mazda Production and Sales Results for August 2006

 

Production and Sales Results

In August 2006, Mazda Motor Corporation's domestic production and exports figures exceeded the figures for August 2005.

 

I. Domestic Production

Breakdown August 2006 Jan. - Aug. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 66,200 +8.7 585,216 +13.7
Commercial Vehicles 4,919 -2.9 42,434 +12.7
Total 71,119 +7.8 627,650 +13.6

For the tenth consecutive month since November 2005, domestic production figures exceeded those for the same month in the previous year, up 7.8% in August 2006. This was mainly due to increases in the production volumes of the CX-7, Mazda3/Axela and Mazda5/Premacy.

 

II. Domestic Sales

Breakdown August 2006 Jan. - Aug. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 15,517 -4.9 154,093 -8.8
Commercial Vehicles 3,903 +4.6 37,753 +17.8

Registration Total 15,382 -7.6 153,134 -7.0
Micro-mini Total 4,038 +19.0 38,712 +6.6
Total 19,420 -3.1 191,846 -4.5

For the sixth straight month since March 2006, domestic sales volumes decreased year-on-year, down 3.1% in August 2006. While sales of the Mazda2/Demio, Mazda3/Axela and AZ-Wagon remained steady, August's result reflected a decrease in overall domestic market demand and reduced sales of the Mazda6/Atenza. Mazda's registered vehicle market share was 6.6%, down by 0.1 points compared to the same month last year. Mazda's total domestic market share was 5.4%, down by 0.1 points over August 2005, and its share of the micro-mini segment was 3.2% (up 0.4 points year-on-year).

 

III. Exports

Breakdown August 2006 Jan. - Aug. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 50,773 +7.9 457,641 +23.1
Commercial Vehicles 340 -47.6 2,570 -5.3
Total 51,113 +7.1 460,211 +22.9

For 13 consecutive months since August 2005, export figures exceeded those for the same month in the previous year, up 7.1% in August 2006. This positive result mainly reflects the increased exports of the CX-7 and Premacy/Mazda5. On a market basis, exports bound for the North American market were particularly strong, reaching 23,981 units (up 70.8% year-on-year) due to the rise in export volumes of the CX-7 and Premacy/Mazda5.

 

IV. Overseas Production

Breakdown August 2006 Jan. - Aug. 2006
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Passenger Cars 13,820 -1.7 156,926 +23.4
Commercial Vehicles 5,723 -17.5 56,071 +9.9
Total 19,543 -6.9 212,997 +19.5
Note: Overseas production units are calculated based on the parts and component shipments for Mazda brand models to be assembled at overseas production facilities.

For the first time in eight months since December 2005, the overseas production volume was less than the volume from the same month in the previous year, down 6.9% in August 2006. Decreased production of the Mazda3/Axela in Taiwan and reduced production of the Mazda6/Atenza in the US and China brought about the fall in total overseas production volume.

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Breakdown of Primary Products[Monthly]

(1) Domestic Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 4,744 -11.1 Premacy (Mazda5) 9,096 +23.2
Verisa 1,476 +70.6 MPV 1,537 -49.1
Atenza (Mazda6) 7,936 -31.1 CX-7 6,852 -
Axela (Mazda3) 29,362 +27.3 Bongo Series (E-Series) 4,319 -6.5
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 3,355 -20.8 Titan Series (T-Series) 600 +34.8
RX-8 1,482 -58.0 Others 360 -81.3
  Total 71,119 +7.8

(2) Domestic Sales

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Carol 603

-11.2

RX-8 214 -58.4
AZ-Wagon 2,014 +17.5 Premacy 1,863 -7.3
Spiano 256 -5.9 MPV 1,800 +14.4
Demio 4,672 +5.4 Scrum 1,110 +95.8
Verisa 1,067 +7.2 Bongo Series 1,548 -27.5
Atenza 768 -47.0 Titan Series 989 +31.9
Axela 2,002 +16.5 Others 320 -61.4
Roadster 194 -51.9 Total 19,420 -3.1

(3) Exports

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Demio (Mazda2) 627 -28.8 Premacy (Mazda5) 7,735 +53.4
Atenza (Mazda6) 6,388 -38.4 MPV 90 -81.6
Axela (Mazda3) 24,253 +3.2 CX-7 6,998 -
Roadster (MX-5, MX-5 Miata) 3,029 +22.9 Bongo T/V (E-Series) 320 -50.7
RX-8 1,113 -63.3 Others 560 -56.0
  Total 51,113 +7.1

(Exports by region)

Regions Units YoY(%) Regions Units YoY(%)
North America 23,981 +70.8 Asia 1,041 -17.2
Europe 15,052 -27.3 Africa 958 -5.1
Oceania 4,948 -11.9 Central and South America 2,770 +33.5
Middle East 2,363 -21.6  

(4) Overseas Production

Models Units YoY(%) Models Units YoY(%)
Familia (323, Protegé)/Laser Lidea 5,360 +74.0 Tribute 400 +25.0
Atenza (Mazda6) 6,780 -20.2 BT-50(B-Series) 5,063 -4.0
Axela (Mazda3) 80 -92.2 Titan Series (T-Series) 660 -60.2
Premacy(Mazda5) 1,200 +5.3 Total 19,543 -6.9
*Model names in parentheses are for the overseas market.

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