Mazda Reports May 2009 Sales image

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported May 2009 sales of 16, 718, down 40.1 percent versus May of 2008, and down 37.9 percent on a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis. Overall, total yearly sales are reported at 86,652, down 33.0 percent compared to 2008, or 32.0 percent on a DSR basis.

Leading the way in sales for the month was the MAZDA3, which recorded 7,500 units sold. The 2010 MAZDA3 is a redefined, reengineered, and restyled sport compact that delivers improved appearance and performance, fresh features, and an unmatched level of refinement.

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported sales of 1,183, down 31 percent over May of 2008. Sales for the all-new MAZDA6 were up 22 percent and showed its best May ever. Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) sold 8,009 units, down 17.2 percent compared to last May.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mazda North American Operations oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City; and in Puerto Rico by Mazda de Puerto Rico in San Juan.

       Mazda North American Operations - May
2009

Month-To-Date     Year-To-Date
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May May  % % MTD  May  May  % % YTD
2009 2008 Change  DSR 2009 2008 Change DSR
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Mazda3  7,500 12,788 (41.4)% (39.2)% 38,583 49,129 (21.5)% (20.2)%
Mazda5  1,197 2,072 (42.2)% (40.1)% 9,194 10,561 (12.9)% (11.6)%
Mazda6  2,689 4,921 (45.4)% (43.3)% 15,809 29,378 (46.2)% (45.3)%
MX-5
Miata  906 1,396 (35.1)% (32.7)% 4,130 6,085 (32.1)% (31.1)%
RX-8   236 309 (23.6)% (20.8)% 886 1,548 (42.8)% (41.9)%
CX-7  1,619 2,529 (36.0)% (33.6)% 7,194 13,999 (48.6)% (47.8)%
CX-9  1,785 2,448 (27.1)% (24.4)% 8,143 11,393 (28.5)% (27.4)%
Tribute  705 1,264 (44.2)% (42.2)% 2,388 6,568 (63.6)% (63.1)%
B-Series
Truck   81 194 (58.2)% (56.7)% 325  709 (54.2)% (53.4)%

Total Vehicles
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CARS  12,528 21,486 (41.7)% (39.5)% 68,602 96,701 (29.1)% (27.9)%
TRUCKS  4,190 6,435 (34.9)% (32.5)% 18,050 32,669 (44.7)% (43.9)%
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TOTAL  16,718 27,921 (40.1)% (37.9)% 86,652 129,370 (33.0)% (32.0)%
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MEMO:
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IMPORT CAR 9,839 16,565 (40.6)%   52,793 67,323 (21.6)%
IMPORT
TRUCK  3,404 4,977 (31.6)%   15,337 25,392 (39.6)%
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IMPORT
TOTAL  13,243 21,542 (38.5)%   68,130 92,715 (26.5)%

DOMESTIC
CAR  2,689 4,921 (45.4)%   15,809 29,378 (46.2)%
DOMESTIC
TRUCK  786 1,458 (46.1)%   2,713 7,277 (62.7)%
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DOMESTIC
TOTALS  3,475 6,379 (45.5)%   18,522 36,655 (49.5)%
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Selling
Days   27  28      128  130
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Source: Mazda North American Operations