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Tokyo, March 29, 2012
Mitsubishi Motors announces production, sales and export figures for February 2012
Tokyo, March 29, 2012 -  Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced global production, as well as domestic sales and export figures for February 2012

  • Production: global total and Japan
    Total global production for February 2012 came in at 102,243 units, 3.3 percent down over February 2011 and the seventh consecutive monthly decrease since July 2011. Production volume in Japan at 52,205 units was 15.2 percent down on February 2011, the seventh consecutive monthly decrease since July 2011. Passenger car output at 45,036 units was 16.3 percent down on the same month last year. Commercial vehicle output at 7,169 units was 8.1 percent down year on year.
  • Sales in Japan
    Vehicle sales in Japan in February 2012 totaled 14,530 units, 5.6 percent up on the same month last year, and exceeded the figure for the previous year for the second consecutive month since December 2011. Sales of passenger cars at 11,137 units were 14.6 percent up and sales of commercial vehicles at 3,393 units were 16.2 percent down respectively year on year. Registered vehicle sales volume at 5,655 units was 32.0 percent up while minicar sales volume at 8,875 units was 6.4 percent down respectively on the same month last year.
  • Production overseas
    Overseas production volume in February 2012 totaled 50,038 units, 13.2 percent up on February 2011 and marked the first year-on-year increase in two months since December 2011. By region, output in Asia at 41,455 units was 22.2 percent up year on year. This was on the back of a 18.3 percent increase at MMTh (23,127 units) as the company worked to regain production lost due to last year's flooding; a 16.5 percent increase at CMC in Taiwan where there were fewer operating days last year due to the Chinese New Year holiday; a 31.7 percent y-o-y increase in China (8,697 units), and a 36.9 percent increase at Souest Motors (SEM) also stemming from fewer operating days last year due to the Chinese New Year holiday. In North America, output at 2,790 units was 32.3 percent down while in Europe output at 1,353 units was 52.8 percent down on February 2011. In South America, output at 4,440 units was 52.6 percent up year on year.
  • Export shipments from Japan
    Total exports from Japan of 34,321 units in February 2012 were 24.7 percent down year on year, marking the sixth consecutive monthly year-on-year decrease since August 2011. Exports to Asia at 2,254 units were 56.1 percent down year on year. Exports to North America at 4,328 units were 29.6 percent down on the same month last year. Exports to Europe at 15,792 units were 23.4 percent down year on year.

  February
2012
Fiscal Year 2011
(11/04 - 12/02)
Calendar Year 2012
(12/01-12/02)
Volume YoY(%) Volume YoY(%) Volume YoY(%)
Domestic
Production
Passenger Cars 45,036 83.7 464,821 85.0 82,426 76.3
Commercial Vehicles 7,169 91.9 63,327 94.3 13,233 97.4
Total 52,205 84.8 528,148 86.0 95,659 78.6
Domestic
Sales *
Passenger
Cars
Registrations 5,520 136.6 48,767 97.0 10,169 134.3
Minicars 5,617 98.9 47,916 87.2 10,121 99.2
Total 11,137 114.6 96,683 91.9 20,290 114.1
Commercial
Vehicles
Registrations 135 55.1 1,840 80.6 235 53.7
Minicars 3,258 85.7 31,185 87.5 6,102 102.1
Total 3,393 83.8 33,025 87.1 6,337 98.8
Registrations Total 5,655 132.0 50,607 96.3 10,404 129.9
Minicars Total 8,875 93.6 79,101 87.3 16,223 100.2
Grand Total 14,530 105.6 129,708 90.6 26,627 110.1
Exports Passenger Cars 33,827 75.2 369,211 87.8 65,183 78.4
Commercial Vehicles 494 86.1 5,018 86.1 833 82.9
Total 34,321 75.3 374,229 87.7 66,016 78.4
 
Production Domestic Production 52,205 84.8 528,148 86.0 95,659 78.6
Overseas Production 50,038 113.2 479,803 103.0 90,195 99.8
Total 102,243 96.7 1,007,951 93.4 185,854 87.7
* Includes imports to Japan

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