FHI Announces Production, Japan Sales and Export Results forOctober 2015
|October 2015||Jan-Oct 2015|
|Units||2015 vs 2014||Units||’15 vs ’14|
|64,714||-4.5%||First y/y decrease in 5 months||591,989||+2.2%|
|22,488||-1.3%||First y/y decrease in 16 months||191,830||+20.9%|
|Global Production Total||87,202||-3.7%||First y/y decrease in 20 months||783,819||+6.2%|
|Passenger Vehicles||7,529||-16.9%||5th consecutive month of y/y decrease||103,987||-2.8%|
|Mini Vehicles||2,439||-1.6%||2nd consecutive month of y/y decrease||33,256||-11.9%|
|Japan Sales Total||9,968||-13.6%||5th consecutive month of y/y decrease||137,243||-5.2%|
|46,855||-17.6%||First y/y decrease in 5 months||462,369||+3.7%|
*1 JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU)
*2 Local line-off basis
*3 JAMA report basis
< Production >
While sales kept strong momentum led by continued high demand in North America, production decreased year-on-year for the following reasons:
– Domestic production decreased due to fewer working days. (one day less than October 2014)
– Overseas production decreased as a result of less overtime. (Production volume was particularly high in October 2014 with increased overtime.)
< Japan Sales >
– While the Impreza and Subaru XV sales increased, total passenger vehicle sales posted a year-on-year decrease as demand for the Levorg, launched in June 2014, declined.
– Mini vehicle sales decreased year-on-year mainly due to a decline in Samber sales.
< Exports >
– While Subaru’s overseas sales continued to be strong in key markets including North America, Europe and Australia, exports from Japan decreased year-on-year due to shipping schedule changes.