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2008/08/27


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

  • Production and Sales Results

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

 

I. Production

  Breakdown Jul. 2008 Jan. - Jul. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 102,815 +31.8 647,230 +23.1
Commercial Vehicles 3,937 -9.4 25,522 -2.9
Total 106,752 +29.6 672,752 +21.9
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 12,071 +4.7 114,932 -7.7
Commercial Vehicles 7,202 +9.8 46,158 -2.5
Total 19,273 +6.6 161,090 -6.3
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 114,886 +28.3 762,162 +17.2
Commercial Vehicles 11,139 +2.2 71,680 -2.6
Total 126,025 +25.5 833,842 +15.2

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

 

1. Domestic Production
The domestic production volume for July 2008 increased 29.6% compared to July 2008, due to increased production of the Mazda3 (known as the Axela in Japan), Mazda2 (Demio), Mazda6 (Atenza) and other models.

 

[Domestic production of key models in July 2008]

Mazda3 (Axela):  39,905 units (up 14.1% year-on-year)
Mazda2 (Demio):  20,307 units (up 107.9% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  15,029 units (up 69.0% year-on-year)

 

2. Overseas Production
The overseas production volume for July 2008 exceeded the figure for the same month last year, up 6.6% year-on-year, mainly due to brisk sales of the Mazda6 (Atenza) and the BT-50 pickup.

 

[Overseas production of key models in July 2008]

Mazda6 (Atenza):  8,304 units (up 68.7% year-on-year)
BT-50:  7,202 units (up 9.8% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic Sales

  Breakdown Jul. 2008 Jan. - Jul. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 20,939 +15.2 134,919 +1.8
Commercial Vehicles 2,997 -13.0 22,871 -8.4
Registration Total 19,095 +8.7 118,442 -3.6
Micro-mini Total 4,841 +19.6 39,348 +13.5
Total 23,936 +10.7 157,790 +0.2

 

The domestic sales volume for July 2008 rose 10.7% over July 2007 due to the sales launch of the Mazda Biante, and healthy sales of the Mazda5 (Premacy) and the Mazda6 (Atenza).
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 6.3% (up 0.2 points year-on-year), with a 3.2% share (up 0.5 points year-on-year) of the micro-mini segment and a 5.3% total market share (up 0.4 points year-on-year).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in July 2008]

Mazda5 (Premacy):  1,816 units (up 1.2% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  1,172 units (up 83.7% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown Jul. 2008 Jan. - Jul. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 80,032 +30.0 537,874 +23.9
Commercial Vehicles 214 -9.3 1,764 -16.1
North America 23,859 +17.6 171,699 +3.0
Europe 32,878 +28.1 214,801 +34.2
Oceania 7,567 +32.9 48,111 +32.8
Others 15,942 +56.8 105,027 +43.7
Total 80,246 +29.8 539,638 +23.7

 

July 2008 exports exceeded the volume for the same month last year, up 29.8% year-on-year, mainly due to increased shipments of the Mazda3, Mazda2 and Mazda6.
On a market basis, exports to North America, Europe, Oceania and other markets (the Middle East and Asia) were healthy.

 

[Exports of key models in July 2008]

Mazda3:  37,415 units (up 18.8% year-on-year)
Mazda2:  13,720 units (up 380.7% year-on-year)
Mazda6:  12,628 units (up 51.3% year-on-year)

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