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Update: May 30, 2019

Changes in automobile production, sales, export units

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Results for April 2019 (Flash Report)

  April 2019 Jan-Apr 2019
Units 2019 vs 2018 Units '19 vs '18
  Domestic Production *1   54,260   −5.4% 9th consecutive month of y/y decrease   180,203   −20.4%
Overseas Production *2 35,326   +22.8% 10th consecutive month of y/y increase   136,289   +16.5%
Global Production Total   89,586   +4.0% First y/y increase in 5 months   316,492   −7.8%
  Passenger Vehicles   8,151   +14.6% First y/y increase in 18 months   39,244   −10.9%
Mini Vehicles   1,806   −4.8% 5th consecutive month of y/y decrease   9,195   −22.3%
Japan Sales Total   9,957   +10.5% First y/y increase in 18 months   48,439   −13.3%
Export Total *3   45,729   −6.5% 6th consecutive month of y/y decrease   141,071   −24.0%
*1
JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU)
*2
Local line-off basis
*3
JAMA report basis

☆ : April record

Production

  • Domestic production decreased year-on-year, due mainly to changes in plant operation schedules.
  • Overseas production increased year-on-year boosted by production of Ascent which started in May 2018.

Sales in Japan

  • Passenger vehicle sales increased year-on-year, led by the fully-redesigned Forester launched in July 2018 as well as increased sales of the Subaru XV driven by strong demand for the "e-Boxer"-equipped models.
    (e-Boxer: Subaru's newly-developed power unit system that combines a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed, direct injection Subaru Boxer engine with an electric motor.)
  • Mini vehicle sales decreased year-on-year due to decreased sales of the Chiffon and other models.

Export

  • Exports from Japan decreased year-on-year due to a decrease in domestic production.

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