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2007/02/27


Mazda Production and Sales Results for January 2007 (Flash Report)

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for January 2007 are summarized below.

 

I.Production

  Breakdown January 2007
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 73,198 +8.8
Commercial Vehicles 3,255 -26.3
Total 76,453 +6.6
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 26,683 -0.5
Commercial Vehicles 7,220 +34.5
Total 33,903 +5.3
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 99,881 +6.1
Commercial Vehicles 10,475 +7.0
Total 110,356 +6.2

Note: Overseas production figures from January 2007 are based on units coming off the production line (does not include CKD units).

 

(1) Domestic production
For 15 consecutive months since November 2005, domestic production volumes exceeded those of the same month in the previous year and are up 6.6% over January 2006. This increase was mainly due to the added production of CX-7 and CX-9 models and increased production of the Mazda3. Domestic production in January 2007 was the best January result in the last 14 years.

 

[Domestic production of key models in January 2007]

CX-7: 5,245 units (no year-on-year comparison available)
CX-9: 4,371 units (no year-on-year comparison available)
Mazda3: 31,210 units (up 9.6% year-on-year)

 

(2) Overseas production
The overseas production volume was up 5.3% over the same month last year, reflecting increased production of the Mazda3 and BT-50 pickup truck series.
On a country basis, production of Mazda vehicles in China reached 12,344 units, up 36.2% over January 2006, due to increased Mazda3 production.

 

[Overseas production of key models in January 2007]

Mazda3: 2,324 units (up 188.0% year-on-year)
BT-50: 6,086 units (up 34.8% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic sales

  Breakdown January 2007
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 18,137 -6.7
Commercial Vehicles 3,002 -17.5
Registration Total 16,276 -9.2
Micro-mini Total 4,863 -5.7
Total 21,139 -8.4

The domestic sales volume was below the figure for the same month last year, down 8.4% compared to January 2006. Sales volumes of the Mazda2 and commercial vehicles were lower than the same month last year, but sales of the Mazda5 and Mazda3 were brisk and exceeded last year’s results.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 7.0%, up 0.1 points over January 2006, with a 3.5% market share of the micro-mini segment (down 0.3 points) and a 5.7% total market share, down 0.1 points over the same month last year.

 

[Domestic sales of key models in January 2007]

Mazda2: 4,571 units (down 12.3% year-on-year)
Mazda5: 2,198 units (up 21.2% year-on-year)
Mazda3: 2,101 units (up 10.1% year-on-year)
CX-7: 805 units (no year-on-year comparison available)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown January 2007
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 68,093 +32.2
Commercial Vehicles 503 +22.1
North America 26,791 +45.9
Europe 27,566 +16.9
Oceania 4,439 +40.8
Others 9,800 +43.3
Total 68,596 +32.1

Exports have exceeded the figures for the same month of the previous year for 18 consecutive months since August 2005, with an increase of 32.1% year-on-year. The gains were led by the added production of CX-7 and CX-9 models and increased production of the Mazda3. Exports were at their highest level in 14 years in January 2007. On a market basis, export of CX-7 and CX-9 models bound for North America, and Mazda3 and Mazda5s for Europe, were particularly healthy.

 

[Exports key models in January 2007]

CX-7: 5,236 units (no year-on-year comparison available)
CX-9: 5,040 units (no year-on-year comparison available)
Mazda3: 32,491 units (up 27.1% year-on-year)
Mazda5: 8,734 units (up 35.2% year-on-year)

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