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2008/11/27


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

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

 

I. Production

  Breakdown Oct. 2008 Jan. - Oct. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 91,833 +2.1 913,758 +18.5
Commercial Vehicles 3,344 -0.5 35,047 -4.4
Total 95,177 +2.0 948,805 +17.5
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 20,197 +10.9 169,191 -4.7
Commercial Vehicles 5,155 -29.0 62,509 -5.7
Total 25,352 -0.5 231,700 -4.9
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 112,030 +3.6 1,082,949 +14.2
Commercial Vehicles 8,499 -19.9 97,556 -5.2
Total 120,529 +1.5 1,180,505 +12.3

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 October 2008 exceeded the figure for October 2007 by 2.0% due to increased production of the Mazda3 (known as the Axela in Japan), Mazda2 (known as the Demio) and Mazda6 (known as the Atenza) and other models.

 

[Domestic production of key models in October 2008]

Mazda3 (Axela):  35,396 units (up 0.6% year-on-year)
Mazda2 (Demio):  19,996 units (up 21.3% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  13,632 units (up 41.0% year-on-year)

 

2. Overseas Production
Although the production volume for the Mazda6 (Atenza) increased year-on-year, the total overseas production volume decreased 0.5% compared to the same month last year.

 

[Overseas production of key models in October 2008]

Mazda6:  16,078 units (up 67.7% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic Sales

  Breakdown Oct. 2008 Jan. - Oct. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 12,780 -14.8 186,539 +0.7
Commercial Vehicles 2,670 -15.2 32,537 -6.9
Registration Total 11,426 -20.6 168,891 -2.0
Micro-mini Total 4,024 +7.4 50,185 +4.8
Total 15,450 -14.9 219,076 -0.5

 

The domestic sales volume for October 2008 decreased 14.9% compared to October 2007 due to a decline in the Mazda2 (Demio) sales volume.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 4.9% (down 0.4 points year-on-year), with a 2.8% share (up 0.1 points year-on-year) of the micro-mini segment and a 4.1% total market share (down 0.4% points year-on-year).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in October 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  4,036 units (down 20.8% year-on-year)
AZ-Wagon:  2,246 units (up 23.3% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown Oct. 2008 Jan. - Oct. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 70,732 +1.9 760,948 +19.7
Commercial Vehicles 205 +8.5 2,391 -25.3
North America 18,596 -16.7 236,173 -0.1
Europe 31,025 +3.1 308,518 +31.4
Oceania 5,765 -9.8 67,267 +21.7
Others 15,551 +43.6 151,381 +35.0
Total 70,937 +1.9 763,339 +19.5

 

October 2008 exports exceeded the volume for the same month last year, up 1.9% year-on-year, mainly due to increased shipments of the Mazda2, Mazda3, and Mazda5.
On a market basis, while export volume to North America fell 16.7% compared to the same month last year, the export figures for Europe and other markets (Asia, the Middle East and Africa) increased over the figures from October 2007.

 

[Exports of key models in October 2008]

Mazda2:  14,443 units (up 78.4% year-on-year)
Mazda6:  11,351 units (up 40.8% year-on-year)
Mazda5:  8,962 units (up 41.4% year-on-year)

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