Subaru Corporation Announces Production, Japan Sales and Export Results for August 2018 (Flash Report)
September 27, 2018
Subaru Corporation Announces Production, Japan Sales and Export Results for
August 2018 (Flash Report)
|August 2018||Jan-Aug 2018|
|Units||2018 vs 2017||Units||’18 vs ’17|
|Domestic production *1||
|-6.2%||First y/y decrease in 2 months||
|Overseas production *2||
|+5.5%||2nd consecutive month of y/y increase||
|Global production total||
|-1.4%||First y/y decrease in 2 months||
|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||
|+23.5%||First y/y increase in 4 months||
☆: 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.