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Tokyo, July 27, 2010
Mitsubishi Motors Announces Production, Sales and Export Figures for June 2010 and First Six Months of Calendar 2010
Tokyo, July 27, 2010 -Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced global production, as well as domestic sales and export figures for June 2010 and for the first six months of calendar 2010.

June 2010
  • Production: total and in Japan
  • Total global production for June came in at 92,324 units, 59.8 percent up over June 2009 and the eighth consecutive monthly increase since November 2009. Production volume in Japan at 54,667 units was 66.1 percent up year-on-year, the seventh consecutive monthly year-on-year increase. Passenger car output at 47,547 units was 84.2 percent up over the same period last year. Commercial vehicle output at 7,120 units was 0.4 percent up year-on-year.

  • Sales in Japan
  • Vehicle sales in Japan in June totaled 15,678 units, 17.7 percent up on the same month last year and the eighth consecutive monthly year-on-year rise since November 2009. Sales of passenger cars at 11,588 units were 23.6 percent up year-on-year and sales of commercial vehicles at 4,090 units were 3.7 percent up year-on-year. Registered vehicle sales volume at 5,907 units was 25.7 percent up on the same month last year. Minicar sales volume at 9,771 units was 13.3 percent up year-on-year.

  • Production overseas
  • Overseas production volume totaled 37,657 units, 51.3 percent up over June last year and the eighth consecutive monthly year-on-year increase. By region, output in Asia at 30,513 units was 84.3 percent up year-on-year boosted chiefly by 15.6 percent, 28.4 percent, 229.1 percent and 100.0 percent increases at China Motor Corp. in Taiwan, South East (Fujian) Motor in China, MMTh in Thailand and KRM in Indonesia respectively. In North America, output at 937 units was 9.8 percent up over June last year when production was still at a virtual standstill. In Europe, output at 1,944 units was 52.2 percent down year-on-year as sales in the region remained sluggish.  In South America output at 3,840 units was 21.9 percent up over the same period last year as sales at MMC Automotores do Brasil Ltda. continued to recover.

  • Export shipments from Japan
  • Total exports from Japan of 37,513 units were 157.2 percent up on June 2009, marking the seventh consecutive monthly year-on-year rise. Exports to Asia at 5,270 units were 106.0 percent up year-on-year mainly on the back of a 150.0 percent increase in shipments to China and helped by a continuing rise in shipments to Malaysia. Exports to North America at 3,727 units were 34.2 percent up over the same period last year. Exports to Europe at 17,012 units were 1,044.8 percent up year-on-year, boosted by large increases to Russia, The Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and Italy.

    January June 2010
  • Production: total and in Japan
  • In the first six months of calendar 2010 total global production at 506,987 units rose 83.2 percent over the same period in 2009, the first year-on-year increase since the first-half of calendar 2007 . Production volume in Japan at 306,458 units was 89.9 percent up on the previous year, the first increase for the period in two years. At 267, 971 units and 38,487 units, passenger car and commercial vehicle output were respectively 105.6 percent and 24.0 percent up on 2009.

  • Sales in Japan
  • Total vehicle sales for the Japanese market for the first six months of calendar 2010 at 94,977 units were 22.8 percent up year-on-year, registering the first year-on-year increase since the first half of calendar 2006. Sales of passenger cars at 72,241 units were 25.8 percent up over the same period last year and sales of commercial vehicles at 22,736 units were 14.1 percent up respectively. Registered vehicle sales volume at 38,085 units was 49.9 percent up year-on-year. Minicar sales volume at 56,892 units was 9.5 percent up over the same period last year.

  • Production overseas
  • Overseas production for the first six months of calendar 2010 totaled 254,529 units, 75.7 percent up over the previous year, and the first increase since the first half of calendar 2003. By region, output in Asia at 203,917 units was 103.5 percent up year-on-year, boosted chiefly by 44.8 percent, 107.3 percent, 167.8 percent and 84.2 percent increases at China Motor Corp. in Taiwan, South East (Fujian) Motor in China, MMTh in Thailand and KRM in Indonesia respectively. In North America, output at 13,093 units was 158.6 percent over the first half of 2009 when production was halted for most of the first six months. In Europe, output at 15,163 units was 38.9 percent down year-on-year due to sluggish sales. In South America output at 19,830 units was 51.3 percent up over the same period last year as sales at MMC Automotores do Brasil Ltda. continued to recover.

  • Export shipments from Japan
  • Exports from Japan for the first six months of calendar 2010 at 201,588 units registered a 154.4 percent increase over the same period last year, the first rise since the first half of calendar 2008. By region, export shipments to Asia at 24,515 units were 138.2 percent up year-on-year, boosted chiefly by a three-fold increase to China and by significant increases to Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Korea. Exports to North America at 21,936 units were 79.6 percent up year-on-year. Shipments to Europe at 70,113 units were 253.3 percent up over the same period last year as sales in Russia in particular bounced back strongly.

     June
    2010
    Fiscal Year 2009
    (10/04 - 10/06)
    Calendar Year 2010
    (10/01-10/06)
    VolumeYoY(%)VolumeYoY(%)VolumeYoY(%)
    Domestic
    Production
    Passenger Cars47,547184.2 120,794187.7 267,971205.6
    Commercial Vehicles7,120100.4 17,775109.7 38,487124.0
    Total54,667166.1 138,569172.0 306,458189.9
    Domestic
    Sales *
    Passenger
    Cars
    Registrations5,677128.7 13,879136.5 36,623153.6
    Minicars5,911119.0 13,804118.4 35,618106.1
    Total11,588123.6 27,683126.8 72,241125.8
    Commercial
    Vehicles
    Registrations23079.3 69289.5 1,46293.7
    Minicars3,860105.7 9,486111.3 21,273115.8
    Total4,090103.7 10,178109.5 22,735114.1
    Registrations Total5,907125.7 14,571133.2 38,085149.9
    Minicars Total9,771113.3 23,290115.4 56,891109.5
    Grand Total15,678117.7 37,861121.6 94,976122.8
    ExportsPassenger Cars37,188263.1 94,034270.9 198,566256.9
    Commercial Vehicles32571.9 1,02092.1 3,022156.3
    Total37,513257.2 95,054265.4 201,588254.4
     
    ProductionDomestic Production54,667166.1 138,569172.0 306,458189.9
    Overseas Production37,657151.3 117,121171.1 254,529175.7
    Total92,324159.8 255,690171.6 560,987183.2