Mitsubishi Motors Announces Production, Sales and Export Figures for June 2012 and First Six Months of Calendar 2012
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced global production, as well as domestic sales and export figures for July 2012.
- Production: total and in Japan
Total global production for July came in at 94,019 units, 0.8 percent up over July 2011 and the first monthly year-on-year increase in three months since April this year. Production volume in Japan at 46,489 units was 8.5 percent down, the second consecutive year-on-year monthly decrease since May this year. Passenger car output at 40,008 units was 11.8 percent down. Commercial vehicle output at 6,481 units was 18.4 percent up.
- Sales in Japan
Vehicle sales in Japan in July totaled 11,134 units, 7.0 percent down on the same month last year and the third consecutive monthly year-on-year decline since April this year. Sales of passenger cars at 8,050 units were 7.5 percent down while sales of commercial vehicles at 3,084 units were 5.7 percent down over the same month last year. Registered vehicle sales volume at 3,861 units was 18.5 percent down while minicar sales volume at 7,273 units was 0.5 percent up on the same month last year.
- Production overseas
Overseas production volume totaled 47,530 units, 12.0 percent up over July last year and the fifth consecutive monthly year-on-year increase since February this year. By region, output in Asia at 41,928 units was 24.1 percent up year-on-year boosted chiefly by a 48.0 percent increase at 28,458 units at MMTh in Thailand, this being attributed to the addition of the new Mirage to the production line. In China, output at 1,811 units was 36.4 percent down on July last year. In North America, output at 981 units was 74.2 percent down over the same month last year, due in part to production of the Eclipse and other US-specific models coming to an end and to preparations for the production startup of the new Outlander Sport model. In Europe, output at 871 units was 50.1 percent down on last year. In South America output at 3,750 units was 21.4 percent up over July last year.
- Export shipments from Japan
Total exports from Japan of 30,934 units were 24.6 percent down on July 2011, marking the second consecutive monthly year-on-year drop since May this year. Exports to Asia at 894 units were 80.6 percent down year-on-year. Exports to North America at 3,886 units were 49.5 percent down over July last year. Exports to Europe at 16,907 units were 11.2 percent down year-on-year.
|Fiscal Year 2012
(12/04 - 12/07)
|Calendar Year 2012
* Includes imports to Japan
* Beginning fiscal 2012, locally branded models produced in China, which to date had been included in the output figure for China, are now excluded