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2009/01/28


Mazda Production and Sales Results for December 2008 and for January through December 2008 (flash report)

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

 

I. Production

  Breakdown Dec. 2008 Jan. - Dec. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 50,553 -42.6 1,038,725 +9.1
Commercial Vehicles 1,971 -41.9 39,965 -7.5
Total 52,524 -42.5 1,078,690 +8.4
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 14,373 -27.3 202,493 -6.5
Commercial Vehicles 1,214 -74.6 68,091 -12.5
Total 15,587 -36.5 270,584 -8.1
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 64,926 -39.8 1,241,218 +6.2
Commercial Vehicles 3,185 -61.0 108,056 -10.7
Total 68,111 -41.3 1,349,274 +4.6

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) December 2008

The domestic production volume for December 2008 decreased 42.5% compared to December 2007, due to decreased production of passenger and commercial vehicles.

 

[Domestic production of key models in December 2008]

Mazda3 (Axela):  20,783 units (down 38.6% year-on-year)
Mazda2 (Demio):  11,718 units (down 25.1% year-on-year)

 

(2) January through December 2008
The domestic production volume for the period January through December 2008 exceeded the figure for the same period in 2007, up 8.4% year-on-year, due to increased production of the Mazda2 (Demio), Mazda6 (Atenza) and Mazda5 (Premacy).

 

[Domestic production of key models in the period from January through December 2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  206,924 units (up 70.7% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  152,980 units (up 40.0% year-on-year)
Mazda5 (Premacy):  106,698 units (up 4.0% year-on-year)

 

2. Overseas Production
(1) December 2008

The overseas production volume for December 2008 decreased 36.5% year-on-year, due to the impact of suspended production at AutoAlliance International (AAI) and a production halt caused by labor-management negotiations at AutoAlliance Thailand (AAT), among other factors.

 

[Overseas production of key models in December 2008]

Mazda6:  11,304 units (down 7.5% year-on-year)
BT-50:  1,214 units (down 74.6% year-on-year)

 

(2) January through December 2008
The overseas production volume for the period January through December 2008 decreased 8.1% compared to the same period in 2007, despite increased production of the Mazda6.

 

[Overseas production of key models in the period from January through December 2008]

Mazda6:  140,629 units (up 25.6% year-on-year)
BT-50:  68,091 units (down 9.1% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic Sales

  Breakdown Dec. 2008 Jan. - Dec. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 9,876 -21.4 207,560 -2.8
Commercial Vehicles 2,131 -14.9 37,064 -8.8
Registration Total 8,693 -25.2 187,309 -5.6
Micro-mini Total 3,314 -4.0 57,315 +2.8
Total 12,007 -20.3 244,624 -3.7

 

(1) December 2008
Reflecting the drop in overall market demand, the domestic sales volume for December 2008 decreased 20.3% year-on-year, despite increased sales of the Mazda6 (Atenza), AZ-Wagon and other models.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 4.7% (down 0.2 points year-on-year), with a 2.7% share of the micro-mini segment (up 0.1 points) and a 3.9% total market share (down 0.2 points).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in December 2008]

Mazda6 (Atenza):  533 units (up 98.9% year-on-year)
AZ-Wagon:  1,880 units (up 10.1% year-on-year)

 

(2) January through December 2008
Although sales of the Mazda6 (Atenza) and AZ-Wagon increased, the domestic sales volume for January through December 2008 decreased 3.7% year-on-year, reflecting the drop in market demand.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 5.8% (unchanged year-on-year), with a 3.1% share of the micro-mini segment (up 0.2 points) and a 4.8% total market share (up 0.1 points).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in the period from January through December 2008]

Mazda6 (Atenza):  15,853 units (up 106.9% year-on-year)
AZ-Wagon:  31,327 units (up 7.2% year-on-year)
Carol:  8,540 units (up 3.7% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown Dec. 2008 Jan. - Dec. 2008
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 55,535 -38.4 878,891 +10.0
Commercial Vehicles 109 -80.2 2,627 -35.7
North America 19,253 -34.0 271,787 -6.0
Europe 17,226 -54.9 352,931 +17.6
Oceania 4,830 -14.5 78,734 +15.4
Others 14,335 -18.7 178,066 +22.4
Total 55,644 -38.6 881,518 +9.8

 

(1) December 2008
Amid the slowdown in global automotive demand, Mazda’s December 2008 exports decreased 38.6% year-on-year, due to reduced shipments of passenger and commercial vehicles.

 

[Exports of key models in December 2008]

Mazda3:  26,431 units (down 27.4% year-on-year)
Mazda2:  9,911 units (down 25.6% year-on-year)

 

(2) January through December 2008
Exports for January through December 2008 exceeded the figure for the same period in 2007 by 9.8%, due to increased shipments of the Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda5.
On a market basis, exports to Europe, Oceania and other markets (the Middle East and Asia) were strong.

 

[Exports of key models in the period from January through December 2008]

Mazda2:  139,200 units (up 145.3% year-on-year)
Mazda6:  136,304 units (up 29.4% year-on-year)
Mazda5:  85,285 units (up 6.8% year-on-year)

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