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2008/05/27


Mazda Production and Sales Results for April 2008 (Flash Report)

  • Production and Sales Results

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for April 2008 are summarized below.

 

I. Production

  Breakdown April 2008 Jan. - Apr. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 85,661 +23.8 366,983 +22.5
Commercial Vehicles 3,066 +6.5 15,251 +4.6
Total 88,727 +23.1 382,234 +21.7
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 18,561 +22.9 80,578 -5.9
Commercial Vehicles 5,787 +30.9 26,255 -9.5
Total 24,348 +24.7 106,833 -6.8
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 104,222 +23.6 447,561 +16.2
Commercial Vehicles 8,853 +21.3 41,506 -4.8
Total 113,075 +23.5 489,067 +14.1

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 for April 2008 increased 23.1% over the same month last year due to additional production of the Mazda2 (known as the Mazda Demio in Japan) for the European market and increased production of the Mazda6 (Atenza), CX-7 and other models.

 

[Domestic production of key models in April 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  15,920 units (up 165.9% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  13,661 units (up 63.1% year-on-year)
CX-7:  5,191 units (up 60.4% year-on-year)

 

2. Overseas Production
Overseas production increased 24.7% compared to the same month in the previous year owing mainly to healthy production of the Mazda6, BT-50, and Mazda3.

 

[Overseas production of key models in April 2008]

Mazda6:  10,475 units (up 51.5% year-on-year)
BT-50:  5,787 units (up 30.9% year-on-year)
Mazda3:  3,923 units (up 16.3% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic sales

  Breakdown April 2008 Jan. - Apr. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 13,057 +1.1 82,746 +2.6
Commercial Vehicles 3,112 +5.1 14,109 -1.7
Registration Total 12,628 +5.8 75,001 +1.0
Micro-mini Total 3,541 -10.3 21,854 +5.4
Total 16,169 +1.8 96,855 +2.0

 

Domestic sales exceeded the figure for the same month last year, up 1.8% over April 2007, mainly due to brisk sales of the Mazda2 (Demio), Mazda6 (Atenza) and RX-8.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 5.4%, down 0.1 points, with a 2.6% share of the micro-mini segment (down 0.2 points) and a 4.4 % total market share, unchanged from April 2007.

 

[Domestic sales of key models in April 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  4,332 units (up 23.0% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  1,643 units (up 252.6% year-on-year)
RX-8:  303 units (up 35.3% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown April 2008 Jan. - Apr. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 84,174 +53.9 303,412 +20.5
Commercial Vehicles 378 +88.1 1,227 +10.8
North America 29,216 +24.1 100,674 -3.7
Europe 33,487 +92.6 119,095 +35.2
Oceania 6,385 +12.1 27,517 +36.5
Others 15,464 +86.9 57,353 +43.1
Total 84,552 +54.0 304,639 +20.5

 

Exports increased over the same period last year, up 54.0% in April 2008. This result is mainly due to increased shipments of the Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda2.
On a market basis, exports to North America, Europe, Oceania and other markets (Africa, Asia, and the Middle East) were healthy.

 

[Exports of key models in April 2008]

Mazda3:  38,396 units (up 21.2% year-on-year)
Mazda6:  13,254 units (up 68.2% year-on-year)
Mazda2:  11,978 units (up 750.7% year-on-year)

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