Latest Automotive News

Subscribe in a reader




Auto Price Quote
Get a free auto price
quote from Edmunds!

Mitsubishi Motors Announces Production, Sales and Exports for December 2005

Email   small font medium font large font

Google
 
Web AutoNews24h.com
Tokyo, January 26, 2006  — Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announced production, domestic sales and export results for December 2005 and for the calendar year 2005.

December 2005 results

Total global production was 113,334 units, an increase of 8.1 percent from December 2004. Domestically, 61,092 units were produced in the month, 24.4 percent more than the same period last year.

Total sales in Japan came to 19,487 units, or a 5.3 percent increase on the previous period's figure due to strong sales of the new SUV Outlander, which sold 3,594 units in December. This figure surpasses by 58.6 percent its monthly sales target of 2,000 units. Domestic sales have now increased year-on-year for eight consecutive months. Total sales for passenger cars were 14,122 units, 113.8 percent of last year's volume, while commercial vehicle sales decreased to 5,365 units, or 88.1 percent year-on-year.

Overseas production for the month decreased to 52,242 units, or 93.8 percent of the amount manufactured in December last year. European production was down 33.8 percent compared to last year's volume, to 4,549 units, mainly due to the ceasing of production of Space Star and Pajero Pinin. Production in Asia totaled 38,127 units, or a 3.8 percent decrease from the previous year, where increases in China and Taiwan were offset by reduced production in the ASEAN countries. Production in North America was down 21.5 percent to 5,252 units.

Exports from Japan totaled 27,858 units, an 18.9 percent decrease from last year's volume. Exports to Europe declined 21.3 percent over the same period last year to 8,142 units. Exports to Asia fell to 2,039 units, or 62.8 percent year-on-year, while exports to North America also dropped to 4,021 units, or 68.4 percent compared to the year before.

Calendar year 2005 results

Global production reached 1,362,673 units, a 3.6 percent reduction compared to 2004. Domestically, 664,900 units were produced in the period, 3.9 percent more than the previous year.

Total sales in Japan came to 244,245 units, or a 4.3 percent decrease from the previous period's figure. However, domestic sales have increased year-on-year for eight consecutive months since May 2005. Total sales for passenger cars were 163,351 units, 94.6 percent of last year's volume, while commercial vehicle sales were 80,894 units, or 98 percent year-on-year.

Overseas production for the year decreased to 697,773 units, or 90.2 percent of the amount manufactured last year. European production was down 27.1 percent compared to last year's volume, to 69,727 units, mainly due to the ceasing of production of Space Star and Pajero Pinin. Production in Asia was stable at 493,539 units, or 96.1 percent of the amount manufactured in the previous year. Production in North America was down 22.5 percent to 87,810 units.

Exports from Japan were stable at 352,547 units, or 97.1 percent of last year's volume. Exports to Europe increased 6.8 percent over the same period last year to 120,753 units. Exports to Asia fell to 35,815 units, or 55.5 percent year-on-year, while exports to North America were stable at 42,963 units, or 97.6 percent compared to the year before.

Receive the latest automotive news by email!

Enter your email address:


Find the new car you want on cars.com

Related news
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced global production, as well as domestic sales and export figures for November 2009. Production: global total and Japan Total global production for November came in at 93,408 units, ...
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced global production, as well as domestic sales and export figures for February 2008. Production: total and in Japan Total global production came in at 128,606 ...
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced global production, as well as domestic sales and export figures for both for March 2008 and the 2007 fiscal year. March 2008 Production: total and in Japan Total global ...
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production, sales and export figures for January 2008. 1.Production Nissan’s global production grew 13.8% year-on-year to 316,172 units, making an all-time record for the month ...
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its production, sales and export figures for November, 2009. Production ...
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces today that it has decided to transfer production of all EU-bound SUVs it supplies to PSA Peugeot Citroen from its Mizushima Plant (Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture), where they are ...
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced March sales of 24,871 units and year-to-date sales of 68,214 units. ...

Best Investment Newsletter

- 46% in 2008

- invest in the best performing US stocks only and sell them when the uptrend is over

- very easy to follow, simple buy/sell signals

- no need to have investing or trading experience

Find More Now!


Mitsubishi Motors Announces Production, Sales and Exports for December 2005
> © 2006-2011 AutoNews24h.com except where otherwise noted