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Subaru FHI achieves record-high production overseas; August results

Fuji Heavy Industries announced its results of production, domestic sales and exports for August 2016. According to these results, global production grew 25.0% from the previous year, to 85,379 units, resulting in its first surplus in two months and a record high for the month of August.

Domestic production, due to popularity of the Impreza and Forester, also achieved record-high figures for August as it grew for the first time in two months, rising 6.9% yoy to 49,457 units. Production overseas soared 62.8% to 35,922 units, resulting in a surplus for the third consecutive month as well as record-high results. This substantial increase was due to the start of production of Subaru vehicles on the old Camry assembly lines.

Domestic sales increased for the first time in two months, up 5.8% to 10,971 units. Registrations, due to the aforementioned popularity of the Impreza and Forester, rose 3.6% to 8,367 units for its first surplus in two months. Mini cars, thanks to sales increases for the Stella and Sambar, grew for the second month in a row, up 13.5% to 2,604 units.

Exports, as a result of shipping schedules for North America and Europe as well as other factors, dropped 24.4% to 33,234 units, resulting in its first deficit in two months.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)