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2008/06/26


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

  • Production and Sales Results

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

 

I. Production

  Breakdown May 2008 Jan. - May 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 84,720 +21.4 451,703 +22.3
Commercial Vehicles 3,000 -10.8 18,251 +1.7
Total 87,720 +19.9 469,954 +21.3
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 11,071 -15.2 91,128 -7.6
Commercial Vehicles 6,863 +9.5 33,118 -6.1
Total 17,934 -7.2 124,246 -7.2
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 95,791 +15.6 542,831 +16.0
Commercial Vehicles 9,863 +2.4 51,369 -3.5
Total 105,654 +14.2 594,200 +14.0

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 for May 2008 increased 19.9% over the same month last year due to additional production of the Mazda2 (known as the Demio in Japan) and increases in Mazda6 (Atenza) and Mazda CX-7 production.

 

[Domestic production of key models in May 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  16,092 units (up 270.8% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  13,585 units (up 51.3% year-on-year)
CX-7:  6,587 units (up 40.4% year-on-year)

 

2. Overseas Production
Despite healthy production of the BT-50 pickup and Mazda3, total overseas production decreased 7.2% year-on-year due to production changes in preparation for the introduction of the all-new Mazda6 in the US and other factors.

 

[Overseas production of key models in May 2008]

BT-50:  6,863 units (up 9.5% year-on-year)
Mazda3:  3,648 units (up 23.8% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic Sales

  Breakdown May 2008 Jan. - May 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 15,593 -4.7 98,337 +1.4
Commercial Vehicles 3,263 -5.3 17,374 -2.4
Registration Total 14,192 -4.9 89,193 +0.0
Micro-mini Total 4,664 -4.8 26,518 +3.5
Total 18,856 -4.8 115,711 +0.8

 

Although sales of Mazda2 (Demio), Mazda5 (Premacy) and Mazda6 (Atenza) were brisk, Mazda’s domestic sales volume decreased 4.8% compared to May 2007, reflecting a reduction in total market demand (down 4.8%).
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 6.4% (up 0.1 points), with a 3.4% share (unchanged from May 2007) of the micro-mini segment and a 5.2% total market share, unchanged from the same month last year.

 

[Domestic sales of key models in May 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  4,873 units (up 2.5% year-on-year)
Mazda5 (Premacy):  1,929 units (up 1.5% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  1,314 units (up 112.6% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown May 2008 Jan. - May 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 69,633 +17.6 373,045 +20.0
Commercial Vehicles 160 -52.5 1,387 -3.9
North America 20,327 +9.8 121,001 -1.6
Europe 29,590 +30.2 148,685 +34.2
Oceania 6,196 +4.7 33,713 +29.3
Others 13,680 +10.3 71,033 +35.3
Total 69,793 +17.2 374,432 +19.9

 

May exports increased 17.2% compared to the same period in 2007. This result is attributable to increased shipments of Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-7.
On a market basis, exports to North America, Europe, Oceania, and other markets (Asia, Africa) were healthy.

 

[Exports of key models in May 2008]

Mazda2:  11,799 units (up 1132.9% year-on-year)
Mazda6:  11,550 units (up 26.3% year-on-year)
CX-7:  6,004 units (up 43.5% year-on-year)

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