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2008/09/25


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

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

 

I. Production

  Breakdown Aug. 2008 Jan. - Aug. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 73,356 +4.4 720,586 +20.9
Commercial Vehicles 2,820 +26.3 28,342 -0.6
Total 76,176 +5.0 748,928 +19.9
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 16,256 +7.5 131,188 -6.1
Commercial Vehicles 4,810 -16.2 50,969 -4.0
Total 21,066 +1.0 182,157 -5.5
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 89,612 +4.9 851,774 +15.8
Commercial Vehicles 7,630 -4.3 79,311 -2.8
Total 97,242 +4.1 931,085 +13.9

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 August 2008 increased 5.0% compared to August 2007, mainly due to greater production of the Mazda2 (known as the Demio in Japan), Mazda6 (Atenza), and Mazda5 (Premacy).

 

[Domestic production of key models in August 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  14,559 units (up 24.9% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  10,935 units (up 73.7% year-on-year)
Mazda5 (Premacy):  5,666 units (up 29.4% year-on-year)

 

2. Overseas Production
The overseas production volume for August 2008 increased 1.0% compared to the same month last year, due to brisk sales of the Mazda6.

 

[Overseas production of key models in August 2008]

Mazda6:  15,228 units (up 87.5% year-on-year)
BT-50:  4,810 units (down 16.2% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic Sales

  Breakdown Aug. 2008 Jan. - Aug. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 15,671 +3.4 150,880 +2.2
Commercial Vehicles 2,437 -19.9 26,146 -6.7
Registration Total 13,905 -2.3 136,358 -0.5
Micro-mini Total 4,203 +5.9 40,668 +5.3
Total 18,108 -0.5 177,026 +0.8

 

The 10.7% decrease in industry demand in Japan impacted on Mazda’s domestic sales volume in August, which decreased 0.5% year-on-year.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 7.2% (up 1.0 points year-on-year), with a 3.6% share (up 0.3 points year-on-year) of the micro-mini segment and a 5.8% total market share (up 0.6 points year-on-year).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in August 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  4,559 units (down 7.7% year-on-year)
Biante:  2,458 units  
AZ-Wagon:  2,363 units (up 21.0% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown Aug. 2008 Jan. - Aug. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 62,075 +1.5 599,949 +21.2
Commercial Vehicles 201 -67.7 1,965 -27.9
North America 15,368 -28.8 187,067 -0.7
Europe 29,020 +35.2 243,821 +34.3
Oceania 5,362 -5.2 53,473 +27.7
Others 12,526 -4.2 117,553 +36.4
Total 62,276 +0.8 601,914 +20.9

 

The export volume for August 2008 exceeded the volume for the same month last year, up 0.8%, mainly due to increased shipments of the Mazda6, Mazda2, and CX-9.
On market basis, exports to Europe were healthy.

 

[Exports of key models in August 2008]

Mazda6:  11,334 units (up 83.6% year-on-year)
Mazda2:  11,240 units (up 71.7% year-on-year)
CX-9:  5,253 units (up 34.5% year-on-year)

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