Mazda Global production down 8% in October, down 10.2% year to date image

Mazda Motor Corporation, the Japanese automaker based on Hiroshima Prefecture, on Monday said its global production in October declined to 101,474 units, 8 percent compared to the same period of 2010.

In addition, Mazda said total production from January until now declined by 10.2 percent (960,519 vehicles).

Mazda’s total domestic production volume in October 2011 decreased 0.8% compared to October 2010 due to reduced production of passenger vehicles.

Mazda’s overseas production volume in October 2011 decreased 24.2% compared to October 2010, reflecting decreased production of both passenger and commercial vehicles.

The third largest Japanese automaker said total domestic sales volume in October 2011 increased 77.5% compared to October 2010, due to increased sales of both passenger and commercial vehicles. However, on a year to date basis, Mazda’s domestic sales are down 20.2 percent to 163,022 vehicles.

Mazda’s export volume in October 2011 decreased 24.1% year-on-year, reflecting reduced shipments to North America, Europe and others.

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