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2009/04/23

Production and Sales

Mazda Production and Sales Results for March 2009 and Fiscal Year 2008 (Flash Report)

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Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for March 2009 and fiscal year (FY) 2008 are summarized below.

 

I. Production

  Breakdown Mar. 2009 Apr. 2008 - Mar. 2009 Jan. - Mar. 2009
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 39,839 -57.9 864,704 -13.8 107,301 -61.9
Commercial Vehicles 2,601 -41.4 34,744 -20.5 6,964 -42.8
Total 42,440 -57.2 899,448 -14.1 114,265 -61.1
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 12,768 -36.7 178,061 -13.1 37,545 -39.4
Commercial Vehicles 2,319 -69.7 56,646 -23.2 8,905 -56.5
Total 15,087 -45.8 234,707 -15.7 46,450 -43.7
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars 52,607 -54.2 1,042,765 -13.7 144,846 -57.8
Commercial Vehicles 4,920 -59.3 91,390 -22.2 15,869 -51.4
Total 57,527 -54.7 1,134,155 -14.4 160,715 -57.3

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
(1) March 2009

Due to a reduction in global demand, Mazda’s domestic production volume of passenger and commercial vehicles in March 2009 decreased 57.2% compared to March 2008.

 

[Domestic production of key models in March 2009]

Mazda3 (Axela):  21,607 units (down 40.9% year-on-year)
Mazda2 (Demio):  8,904 units (down 48.4% year-on-year)

 

(2) FY2008
Due to a reduction in global demand during the second half of the fiscal year, Mazda’s domestic production volume of passenger and commercial vehicles in FY2008 decreased 14.1% compared to FY2007.

 

[Domestic production of key models in FY2008]

Mazda3 (Axela):  349,717 units (down 16.3% year-on-year)
Mazda2 (Demio):  178,651 units (up 15.9% year-on-year)

 

2. Overseas Production
(1) March 2009

Due to a reduction in global demand, Mazda’s overseas production volume of passenger and commercial vehicles in March 2009 decreased 45.8% compared to March 2008.

 

[Overseas production of key models in March 2009]

Mazda6:  7,038 units (down 38.8% year-on-year)
Mazda3:  3,393 units (down 15.6% year-on-year)

 

(2) FY2008
Due to a reduction in global demand during the second half of the fiscal year, Mazda’s overseas production volume of passenger and commercial vehicles in FY2008 decreased 15.7% compared to FY2007.

 

[Overseas production of key models in FY2008]

Mazda6:  126,568 units (up 10.0% year-on-year)
BT-50:  56,646 units (down 23.2% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic Sales

  Breakdown Mar. 2009 Apr 2008 - Mar 2009 Jan. - Mar. 2009
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars 19,943 -33.4 184,215 -14.5 46,344 -33.5
Commercial Vehicles 3,708 -21.7 34,344 -14.7 8,277 -24.7
Registration Total 17,217 -36.3 164,180 -17.3 39,244 -37.1
Micro-mini Total 6,434 -16.1 54,379 -5.1 15,377 -16.0
Total 23,651 -31.8 218,559 -14.5 54,621 -32.3

 

(1) March 2009
Amid diminished overall market demand, Mazda’s total domestic sales volume of passenger and commercial vehicles in March 2009 decreased 31.8% compared to March 2008.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 5.3% (down 0.4 points year-on-year), with a 2.9% share of the micro-mini segment (down 0.1 points year-on-year) and a 4.3% total market share (down 0.4 points year-on-year).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in March 2009]

Mazda2 (Demio):  6,256 units (down 32.7% year-on-year)
AZ-Wagon:  3,585 units (down 18.7% year-on-year)

 

(2) FY2008
Amid diminished overall market demand, Mazda’s total domestic sales volume of passenger and commercial vehicles in FY2008 decreased 14.5% compared to FY2007.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 5.7% (down 0.1 points year-on-year), with a 3.0% share of the micro-mini segment (unchanged year-on-year) and a 4.6% total market share (down 0.2 points year-on-year).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in FY2008]

Mazda2 (Demio):  58,241 units (down 15.5% year-on-year)
Mazda6 (Atenza):  12,523 units (up 12.9% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

  Breakdown Mar. 2009 Apr 2008 - Mar 2009 Jan. - Mar. 2009
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Cars 31,709 -53.1 740,253 -9.8 80,600 -63.2
Commercial Vehicles 302 -1.9 2,318 -42.4 540 -36.4
North America 13,761 -28.3 235,917 -15.6 35,588 -50.2
Europe 6,530 -70.6 284,462 -9.7 17,139 -80.0
Oceania 5,927 -19.2 70,568 -5.8 12,966 -38.6
Others 5,793 -69.7 151,624 -2.5 15,447 -63.1
Total 32,011 -52.8 742,571 -10.0 81,140 -63.1

 

(1) March 2009
Due to a reduction in global demand, Mazda’s export volume of passenger and commercial vehicles in March 2009 decreased 52.8% compared to March 2008.

 

[Exports of key models in March 2009]

Mazda3:  21,872 units (down 29.4% year-on-year)
Mazda2:  3,646 units (down 61.6% year-on-year)

 

(2) FY2008
Due to a reduction in global demand during the second half of the fiscal year, Mazda’s exports of passenger and commercial vehicles in FY2008 decreased 10.0% compared to FY2007.

 

[Exports of key models in FY2008]

Mazda3 (Axela):  340,836 units (down 12.7% year-on-year)
Mazda2 (Demio):  122,362 units (up 46.8% year-on-year)