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Suzuki’s global production falls for first time in three years: 2016 first-half results

Suzuki Motor Corporation announced its results of automobile production, domestic sales and exports for the first half (January to June) of 2016. According to these results, global production fell for the first time in three years, declining 7.6% year on year, to 1,438,846 units.

Due to reductions in domestic demand and exports, domestic production dropped 22.4% to 394,986 units, resulting in a deficit for the second year in a row. As a result of declines in India, Pakistan, China and other markets, overseas production fell 0.5% to 1,043,860 units, recording a deficit for the first time in three years.

Domestic sales decreased for the second year in a row, falling 3.2% to 330,129 units. Due to sales growth for the all-new Ignis and Solio, registrations climbed 42.2% to 54,430 units, resulting in its first surplus in two years. However, as a result of reduced demand for the Hustler and Wagon R, sales of mini cars declined for the second straight year, falling 8.9% to 275,699 units.

Due to declines in Latin America and Africa, exports dropped 23.4% to 51,893 units.