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Suzuki’s mini car sales drop 28.6% for eighth straight deficit in double-digits; November results

Suzuki Motor Corporation announced its results of automobile production, domestic sales, and exports for November 2015, which revealed that global production declined by 8.1% year on year to 237,911 units for its first deficit in two months.

Domestic output was reduced for models to both the Japanese and overseas markets, with a 15.6% drop to 73,525 units resulting in a deficit for the ninth month in a row. Though production increased in countries such as Hungary and Pakistan, overseas output fell 4.3% year on year to 164,386 units for the 13th consecutive deficit due to setbacks in India and other countries.

Domestic sales decreased by 23.7% to 50,119 units, falling below its results from the year before for the 11th straight month. Amongst regular vehicles, the all-new Solio and Escudo recorded increases, resulting in 37.5% growth to 6,715 units for a third consecutive surplus. As for mini cars, despite the success of its Alto, sales dropped by 28.6% to 43,404 units due to reduced figures for the Wagon R. This resulted in a 11th straight deficit and a double-digit decrease for the eighth consecutive month.

Exports fell by 16.8% to 9,500 units for the eighth deficit in a row due to reduced figures in Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East.