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FHI Announces Production, Japan Sales and Export Results for October 2013 (Flash Report)

Production October 2013 Jan-Oct 2013 units 2013 vs 2012 units 2013 vs 2012 Domestic production*1 *2 59,812 109.7% 527,387 112.2% Overseas production*3 15,997 94.0% 145,800 92.6% Total 75,809 105.9% 673,187 107.3% *1 JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU) *2 FHI ended mini vehicle production in March 2012. *3 Local line-off basis   … Continued

Production

October 2013 Jan-Oct 2013
units 2013 vs 2012 units 2013 vs 2012
Domestic production*1 *2 59,812 109.7% 527,387 112.2%
Overseas production*3 15,997 94.0% 145,800 92.6%
Total 75,809 105.9% 673,187 107.3%
*1 JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU)
*2 FHI ended mini vehicle production in March 2012.
*3 Local line-off basis

 

Led by strong demand for the Forester, domestic production rose year over year for the 10th straight month, setting an alltime record for the month of October. While overseas production declined from a year ago for the 6th month in a row, total global production grew year over year for the 10th consecutive month, posting an all-time monthly production record.

Japan Sales

October 2013 Jan-Oct 2013
units 2013 vs 2012 units 2013 vs 2012
Passenger vehicles 8,237 100.8% 108,121 127.4%
Mini vehicles 3,895 149.2% 47,080 74.1%
Total 12,132 112.5% 155,201 104.6%
With continued high demand for the Forester, domestic sales of passenger cars increased from a year ago for the 17th month in a row. Mini-vehicle sales were led by the “Pleo Plus” minicar and increased from last year for the second straight month. Total Japan sales rose from the previous year for the 7th consecutive month.

Export

October 2013 Jan-Oct 2013
units 2013 vs 2012 units 2013 vs 2012
Total 40,594 123.6% 371,624 117.4%
*JAMA report basis

 

Propelled by continued strong sales in North America as well as high demand for the Forester in other overseas markets, CBU exports grew year over year for the 9th consecutive month, setting an all-time export record for the month of October.

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