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2007/05/25


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

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

 

I. Production

  Breakdown April 2007 Jan. - Apr. 2007
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 69,194 -3.6 299,569 +0.9
Commercial Vehicles 2,879 -39.4 14,574 -30.6
Total 72,073 -5.8 314,143 -1.2
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 15,062 -35.9 85,553 -21.2
Commercial Vehicles 4,398 -16.2 28,996 +17.0
Total 19,460 -32.3 114,549 -14.1
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 84,256 -11.6 385,122 -5.0
Commercial Vehicles 7,277 -27.2 43,570 -4.8
Total 91,533 -13.0 428,692 -5.0

Note: As of January 2007, overseas production figures are based on Mazda brand units coming off the production line (does not include CKD kits).

 

1. Domestic Production
The domestic production volume was below the figure for the same month last year, down 5.8% compared to April 2006. Production volumes of commercial vehicles and other models including the CX-7 were lower than last year, but production of the Mazda3 was healthy.

 

[Domestic production of key models in April 2007]

Mazda3: 35,071 units (up 13.7% year-on-year)
CX-7: 3,237 units (down 44.8% year-on-year)
CX-9: 1,632 units

 

2. Overseas production
The overseas production volume was below the figure for the same month last year, down 32.3% on April 2006. Reduced production of the Mazda6, among other models, led to the result, despite steady production of the Mazda3.

 

[Overseas production of key models in April 2007]

Mazda3: 3,374 units (up 177.2% year-on-year)
Mazda6: 6,912 units (down 35.3% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic sales

  Breakdown April 2007 Jan. - Apr. 2007
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 12,920 -5.7 80,613 -7.7
Commercial Vehicles 2,960 -26.4 14,349 -23.0
Registration Total 11,931 -13.5 74,232 -11.9
Micro-mini Total 3,949 +0.8 20,730 -4.8
Total 15,880 -10.4 94,962 -10.4

The domestic sales volume was below the figure for the same month last year, down 10.4% compared to April 2006. This result mainly reflects fewer sales of commercial vehicles and the Mazda5, although sales of the Mazda3 were brisk.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 5.5%, down 0.2 points over April 2006, with a 2.8% share of the micro-mini segment (up 0.2 points) and a 4.4% total market share, down 0.1 points over the same month last year.

 

[Domestic sales of key models in April 2007]

Mazda3 : 1,769 units (up 76.4% year-on-year)
Mazda5 : 1,250 units (down 24.7% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown April 2007 Jan. - Apr. 2007
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 54,688 -4.9 251,692 +11.5
Commercial Vehicles 201 -21.2 1,107 +6.1
North America 23,533 -21.6 104,495 +16.4
Europe 17,386 +4.6 88,072 -0.9
Oceania 5,698 +54.2 20,152 +7.3
Others 8,272 +12.1 40,080 +36.7
Total 54,889 -4.9 252,799 +11.5

Exports in April 2007 were 4.9% below the figure for the same month last year. The result was mainly due to fewer exports of the CX-7, despite healthy exports of the Mazda3 and other models.
Exports to Europe were particularly healthy, reaching 17,386 units (up 4.6% year-on-year), mainly due to an increased export volume of the Mazda3.

 

[Exports of key models in April 2007]

Mazda3: 31,682 units (up 8.3% year-on-year)
CX-7: 2,775 units (down 38.3% year-on-year)

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