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Subaru corporation announces production, Japan sales and export results for August 2018 (Flash Report)

Subaru corporation announces production, Japan sales and export results for August 2018 (Flash Report)

< August 2018 >

August 2018 Jan-Aug 2018
Units 2018 vs 2017 Units ’18 vs ’17
Domestic production *1
46,525
-6.2% First y/y decrease in 2 months
428,765
-7.0%
Overseas production *2
36,086
+5.5% 2nd consecutive month of y/y increase
228,500
-9.3%
Global production total
82,611
-1.4% First y/y decrease in 2 months
657,265
-7.8%
Passenger vehicles 8,491 -16.0% 10th consecutive month of y/y decrease 79,082 -20.8%
Mini vehicles 1,702 -25.2% 14th consecutive month of y/y decrease 19,989 -13.9%
Japan sales total 10,193 -17.7% 10th consecutive month of y/y decrease 99,071 -19.5%
Export total *3
48,568
+23.5% First y/y increase in 4 months
346,337
-1.5%

☆: Record high for the month of August

< Production >

Domestic production decreased year-on-year due to a decrease in production of the Levorg and WRX models despite an increase in the Forester production.
Overseas production increased year-on-year boosted by production of the Ascent that started in May 2018.

< Sales in Japan >

Passenger vehicle sales decreased year-on-year, as the earlier momentum boosted by the redesigned Impreza and SUBARU XV and the upgraded Levorg and WRX declined, offsetting strong sales of the redesigned Forester.
Mini vehicle sales decreased year-on-year due to a decline in sales of the Stella and other models.

< Exports >

Exports from Japan increased year-on-year, mainly due to an increase in shipments of the Crosstrek* to North America.
(* “Subaru XV” outside the North American market)

*1 JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc.) report basis (CBU).
*2 Local line-off basis.
*3 JAMA report basis.

SOURCE: Sabaru

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