Mitsubishi Announces Production And Sales Figures For April
Mitsubishi’s total global production for April 2010 reached 29,948 units, a figure that can be translated into a 27.7 percent increase over the same month of last year and makes April the sixth consecutive month of production growth. Production volume in Japan increased by 76.1 percent to 40,237 units, making April the fifth consecutive month of production expansion. Passenger car output was up 89.9 percent to 34,993 units over the same month of 2009, while the carmaker’s commercial vehicles registered a 18.6 percent production expansion, reaching a total output of 5,244 units.
The company’s overseas production in April totaled 39,711 units, 69.4 percent up over the same month of last year and the sixth consecutive monthly year on year increase. Output in Asia at 31,482 units was 108.6 percent up year on year. In North America, where production was halted temporarily last year, the output was 2,179 units. In Europe, Mitsubishi decreased its output by 53.59 percent to 2,739 units. In South America, output at 2,910 units was 29.3 percent up on April 2009.
Mitsubishi saw its domestic market sales increase by 24.7 percent last month, with the total volume reaching 10,727 units. This made April the sixth consecutive month of year on year sales expansion. Passenger car sales were up 29.2 percent to 7,749 units, while commercial vehicles sales increased by 14.3 percent to 2,978 units.
The Japanese automaker’s total exports from Japan increased by 195.4 percent to 27,878 units last month, marking the fifth consecutive monthly year on year growth.