Mitsubishi Motors October 2008 production, sales and export image

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced global production, as well as domestic sales and export figures for October 2008.
Total global production came in at 119, 570 units, a decline of 3.7 percent over October 2007 and marking the eighth consecutive monthly decrease.

Vehicle sales in Japan in October totaled 14,349 units, a 2.7 percent year-on-year decrease and the 14th consecutive monthly decline since September 2007.

Overseas production volume totaled 39,498 units, 19.1 percent down over October last year and the eighth consecutive monthly decline. By region, Asia came in with 23,172 units, a 21.8 percent decrease as a 65.6 percent increase in production volume at KRM*1 in Indonesia on the back of healthy sales and a 6.9 percent increase at MMTh*2 in Thailand buoyed by healthy exports failed to offset the end of MMC model assembly at Proton in Malaysia and the impact of slow sales in China and Taiwan on output levels in those countries. In North America output at 5,315 units declined by 32.4 percent over October 2007 as production levels were adjusted to match slow sales in the U.S.
*1 KRM: P.T. Krama Yudha Ratu Motors
*2 MMTh: Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd.