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Update: March 28, 2019

Changes in automobile production, sales, export units

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Results for February 2019 (Flash Report)

  February 2019 Jan-Feb 2019
Units 2019 vs 2018 Units '19 vs '18
  Domestic Production *1   47,414   −20.7% 7th consecutive month of y/y decrease   69,367   −33.6%
Overseas Production *2   32,146   +9.5% 8th consecutive month of y/y increase   67,775   +15.5%
Global Production Total   79,560   10.8% 3rd consecutive month of y/y decrease   137,142   −15.9%
  Passenger Vehicles   9,688   −8.6% 16th consecutive month of y/y decrease   15,071   −24.6%
Mini Vehicles   2,391   −20.5% 3rd consecutive month of y/y decrease   4,355   −24.2%
Japan Sales Total   12,079   −11.3% 16th consecutive month of y/y decrease   19,426   −24.5%
Export Total *3   27,644   −45.8% 4th consecutive month of y/y decrease   48,978   −43.4%
*1
JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU)
*2
Local line-off basis
*3
JAMA report basis

Production

  • Domestic production decreased year-on-year, due mainly to limited supply of Electric Power Steering units*4 from a supplier.
  • Overseas production increased year-on-year boosted by production of the Ascent that started in May 2018.

Sales in Japan

  • Passenger vehicle sales decreased year-on-year, due to supply shortages of vehicles caused by limited supply of Electric Power Steering units*4 from a supplier.
  • 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 decreased production in January and February.
*4
EPS units for Forester, Impreza, Subaru XV models produced in the Gunma manufacturing plant

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