Mazda Motor Corporation announced its results of production and sales for the first half (January to June) of 2016. According to these results, global production grew 2.2% year on year, to 756,962 units, resulting in a surplus for the fifth consecutive year.
With a rise in production of the CX-5, CX-3 and the Axela, domestic production increased for the first time in two years, climbing 2.5% to 474,581 units. Overseas production grew for the third year in a row, rising 1.8% to 282,381 units.
Meanwhile, domestic sales dropped 22.3% to 108,051 units, resulting in a deficit for the first time in three years. This was due to sluggish sales for the Demio, CX-5 and CX-3. Mazdaâ€™s domestic share fell 1.0 percentage points to 4.2%.
Led by increased demand in North America and Europe, exports increased 9.7% to 380,360 units as it recorded a surplus for the first time in two years.