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2008/10/27


Mazda Production and Sales Results for September 2008 and for April through September 2008 (flash report)

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

 

I. Production

  Breakdown Sep 2008 Apr - Sep 2008 Jan - Sep 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 101,339 +19.2 540,603 +20.0 821,925 +20.7
Commercial Vehicles 3,361 -29.6 19,518 -9.6 31,703 -4.8
Total 104,700 +16.6 560,121 +18.6 853,628 +19.5
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 17,781 +8.9 87,017 +1.8 148,994 -6.4
Commercial Vehicles 6,385 +7.3 36,886 +7.1 57,354 -2.8
Total 24,166 +8.5 123,903 +3.3 206,348 -5.5
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 119,120 +17.5 627,620 +17.1 970,919 +15.5
Commercial Vehicles 9,746 -9.1 56,404 +0.7 89,057 -3.5
Total 128,866 +15.0 684,024 +15.5 1,059,976 +13.7

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
(1) September 2008
The domestic production volume for September 2008 increased 16.6% compared to September 2007, mainly due to increased production of the Mazda3 (Axela in Japan), Mazda2 (Demio) and Mazda6 (Atenza).

 

[Domestic production of key models in September 2008]

Mazda3 (Axela):  39,582 units (up 7.3% year-on-year)
Mazda2 (Demio):  20,685 units (up 20.3% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  14,779 units (up 98.0% year-on-year)

 

(2) April through September 2008
The domestic production volume for the period from April through September 2008 exceeded the figure for the same period last year, up 18.6% year-on-year, mainly due to increased production of the Mazda2 (Demio), Mazda6 (Atenza) and Mazda5 (Premacy).

 

[Domestic production of key models in the period from April through September 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  106,338 units (up 94.8% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  81,536 units (up 64.8% year-on-year)
Mazda5 (Premacy):  51,917 units (up 23.2% year-on-year)

 

2. Overseas Production
(1) September 2008
The overseas production volume for September 2008 exceeded the figure for the same month last year, up 8.5% year-on-year, due to strong sales of the Mazda6 and BT-50.

 

[Overseas production of key models in September 2008]

Mazda6:  14,964 units (up 47.5% year-on-year)
BT-50:  6,385 units (up 7.3% year-on-year)

 

(2) April through September 2008
The overseas production volume for the period April through September 2008 increased 3.3% compared to the same period last year, due to strong sales of the Mazda6 and BT-50.

 

[Overseas production of key models in the period from April through September 2008]

Mazda6:  61,889 units (up 42.3% year-on-year)
BT-50:  36,886 units (up 7.1% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic Sales

  Breakdown Sep 2008 Apr - Sep 2008 Jan - Sep 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 22,878 +0.9 104,069 +1.4 173,758 +2.0
Commercial Vehicles 3,718 -1.8 18,871 -7.6 29,868 -6.1
Registration Total 21,102 +0.9 95,091 -0.6 157,464 -0.3
Micro-mini Total 5,494 -0.8 27,849 +1.7 46,162 +4.5
Total 26,596 +0.5 122,940 -0.1 203,626 +0.7

 

(1) September 2008
The domestic sales volume for September 2008 exceeded the figure for the same month last year, up 0.5%, due to healthy sales of the Mazda2 (Demio) and Mazda6 (Atenza).
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 6.8% (up 0.4 points year-on-year), with a 3.3% share (up 0.1 points) of the micro-mini segment and a 5.6% total market share (up 0.3 points).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in September 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  8,100 units (up 5.7% year-on-year)
Biante:  2,228 units  
Mazda6 (Atenza):  1,454 units (up 100.3% year-on-year)

 

(2) April through September 2008
Although sales of the Mazda2 (Demio) and Mazda6 (Atenza) were brisk, the domestic sales volume for the period April through September 2008 decreased slightly, down 0.1% compared to the same period last year.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 6.2% (up 0.2 points year-on-year), with a 3.2% share (up 0.1 points) of the micro-mini segment and a 5.1% total market share (up 0.1 points).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in September 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  33,490 units (up 0.6% year-on-year)
Biante:  8,528 units  
Mazda6 (Atenza):  7,640 units (up 115.9% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown Sep 2008 Apr - Sep 2008 Jan - Sep 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 90,267 +27.1 470,978 +27.6 690,216 +21.9
Commercial Vehicles 221 -22.5 1,337 -36.5 2,186 -27.4
North America 30,510 +17.8 146,119 +9.7 217,577 +1.6
Europe 33,672 +44.8 191,885 +43.1 277,493 +35.5
Oceania 8,029 +14.8 40,370 +17.3 61,502 +25.9
Others 18,277 +20.6 93,941 +35.2 135,830 +34.1
Total 90,488 +26.9 472,315 +27.2 692,402 +21.6

 

(1) September 2008
September 2008 exports exceeded the volume for the same month last year, up 26.9% year-on-year, mainly due to increased shipments of the Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda2.
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 September 2008]

Mazda3:  41,174 units (up 14.9% year-on-year)
Mazda6:  14,179 units (up 100.4% year-on-year)
Mazda2:  13,323 units (up 41.4% year-on-year)

 

(2) April through September 2008
Exports for April through September 2008 exceeded the figure for the same period last year by 27.2%, mainly due to increased shipments of the Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda2.
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 the period from April through September 2008]

Mazda3:  206,392 units (up 5.3% year-on-year)
Mazda6:  76,320 units (up 62.1% year-on-year)
Mazda2:  74,122 units (up 246.8% year-on-year)

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