On March 29, Suzuki Motor Corporation announced its results of production, domestic sales and exports for February 2017. According to these results, global production climbed 23.1% year on year, to 283,457 units, resulting in a record-high for the month of February as well as a surplus for the second straight month.
Japanese domestic production grew for the second month in a row, soaring 53.5% yoy, to 96,896 units, as production increased for both domestic and overseas markets. Moreover, due to increases in India and Pakistan, overseas production rose 11.6% yoy, to 186,561 units, resulting in a record-high for the month of February and a surplus for the second straight month.
Japanese domestic sales increased for the fourth consecutive month, rising 10.3% yoy, to 62,883 units. As a result of higher sales of the all-new Swift, sales of registrations grew 9.4% yoy, to 9,599 units, which was also a record for the month of February and an increase for the 18th month in a row. Sales of mini cars climbed 10.5% yoy, to 53,284 units, resulting in a third consecutive month of increase, due to commencement of sales of the all-new Wagon R and higher sales of the Spacia.
Exports grew for the fourth straight month, skyrocketing 101.5% yoy, to 17,104 units, as a result of increased shipments to the European market.
Written by Toshiya Kouketsu @ Days
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)