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Update: July 30, 2019

Changes in automobile production, sales, export units

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Results for June 2019 and 1st Half of CY2019 (Flash Report)

June 2019

  June 2019
Units 2019 vs 2018
  Domestic production *1   55,616   +3.4% 2nd consecutive month of increase
Overseas production *2   26,492   −6.7% First decrease in 12 months
Global production total   82,108   0.1% First decrease in 3 months
  Passenger vehicles   9,745   −1.2% First decrease in 3 months
Mini vehicles   2,148   −7.6% 7th consecutive month of decrease
Japan sales total   11,893   2.4% First decrease in 3 months
Export total *3   50,114   +26.7% 2nd consecutive month of increase
*1
JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU)
*2
Local line-off basis
*3
JAMA report basis

Production

  • Domestic production increased due to a significant increase in Forester production which offset an impact of changes in plant operation schedules continuing since November 2018.
  • Overseas production decreased as production of the Legacy and Outback declined before the launch of their fully-redesigned models.

Sales in Japan

  • Passenger vehicle sales decreased as sales of the Levorg declined before the launch of its new model, offsetting strong sales of the Forester and Subaru XV.
  • Mini vehicle sales decreased as sales of the Pleo and other models declined.

Export

  • Exports from Japan increased as shipments of the Crosstrek* and Forester to the U.S. increased. (* Subaru XV in markets outside North America)

January – June 2019

  January - June 2019
Units 2019 vs 2018
  Domestic production *1   285,907   −11.7% 3rd consecutive year of decrease
Overseas production *2   202,850   +16.0% First increase in 2 years
Global production total   488,757   2.0% 2nd consecutive year of decrease
  Passenger vehicles   56,118   −7.1% 2nd consecutive year of decrease
Mini vehicles   13,212   −18.3% 2nd consecutive year of decrease
Japan sales total   69,330   9.5% 2nd consecutive year of decrease
Export total *3   227,488   −12.4% 3rd consecutive year of decrease
*1
JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU)
*2
Local line-off basis
*3
JAMA report basis

Production

  • Domestic production decreased because of production halt from January 16 through January 26 due to a defect in the Electric Power Steering unit as well as changes in plant operation schedules.
  • Overseas production increased boosted by production of Ascent which started in May 2018.

Sales in Japan

  • Passenger vehicle sales decreased as sales of the Impreza and Levorg declined offsetting strong sales of the fully-redesigned Forester.
  • Mini vehicle sales decreased as sales of the Pleo and other models declined.

Export

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

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