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Update: September 27, 2019

Changes in automobile production, sales, export units

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Results for August 2019 (Flash Report)

  August 2019 Jan-Aug 2019
Units 2019 vs 2018 Units '19 vs '18
  Domestic production *1   44,534   −4.3% First decrease in 4 months   392,852   −8.4%
Overseas production *2   20,842   −42.2% First decrease in 2 months   246,868   +8.0%
Global production total   65,376   20.9% First decrease in 2 months   639,720   −2.7%
  Passenger vehicles   8,170   −3.8% First decrease in 2 months   74,757   −5.5%
Mini vehicles   1,914   +12.5% 2nd consecutive month of increase   17,582   −12.0%
Japan sales total   10,084   1.1% First decrease in 2 months   92,339   −6.8%
Export total *3   37,696   22.4% First decrease in 4 months   315,212   −9.0%
*1
JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU)
*2
Local line-off basis
*3
JAMA report basis

Production

  • Domestic production decreased as production of Impreza and Subaru XV declined.
    (The Gunma plant was operated on the revised operation schedules applied since November 2018.)
  • Overseas production decreased as production volume of the all-new Legacy and Outback models was controlled in order to ensure quality of new vehicles before ramp-up. (Production of the two models started at the end of July.)

Sales in Japan

  • Passenger vehicle sales decreased as sales of Impreza and other models declined.
  • Mini vehicle sales decreased as sales of Chiffon and other models declined.

Export

  • Exports from Japan decreased for reasons related to shipping vessel schedules.

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