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Monday, May 2, 2022

Mazda Announce Production Stoppage Anew


In what seems to be a regular occurrence at this point, Mazda has announced a product stoppage anew at their Japanese factories this May.

Based on a media statement, Mazda is suspending operations at both its Hiroshima and Hofu plants from Monday, May 9 to Wednesday, May 11. The three-day suspension is due to the lack of parts brought on by the spread of COVID-19 at its China-based suppliers.

The production suspension is the latest in a string of stoppages at Mazda’s two main assembly plants. So far, this has dropped the carmaker’s January to March year-on-year production volume by 16.8 percent (minus 29 percent in March alone).

This has drastically affected sales for the automaker which saw its Japan domestic sales volume plunge 22.8 percent last month (13.9 percent down from January to March 2022).

In the Philippines, Bermaz Auto Philippines, Mazda’s exclusive distributor is following a similar trajectory. With the lack of new inventories, January to March 2022 year-on-year sales dropped 34.9 percent from 510 units to just 332 units. In March, they sold just 107 units or a 23 percent drop from February’s reported 139 units. Even when compared to March 2021, wherein the NCR and surrounding areas were placed back into ECQ, their monthly sales dropped 35.2 percent.

Passenger Cars (PCs) which include the Made-in-Japan Mazda3, Mazda6, and MX-5 dropped 45.8 percent to just 90 units in the first three months of the year (only 19 were sold in March, compared to February’s 41 units). The same goes for Commercial Vehicles (CVs) which include the CX-3, CX-30, and CX-9 all sourced from Japan. The numbers dropped 29.7 percent year-to-date to 242 units. In March, it dropped 30.7 percent to just 88 units most of which are the CX-5 and CX-8 sourced from Malaysia, and the BT-50 sourced from Thailand.

Although Mazda Japan says they will work to minimize the disruptions caused by these new production stoppages, it very well mean a longer waiting time for those in the market for a Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3, CX-30, and MX-5.

16 comments:

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    1. zero sale? no one believes you unless you prove it

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    2. lol if that were true they would have been bankrupt a long time ago

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    3. No, you are butt hurt because di pa bankrupt! Pro pacquiao ka

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    4. just say you're salty because you can't afford one

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    5. Can't afford one? Be careful. Commentaries like yours are better off in lower class sites. Respect this forum. Eat your kamote and clean your room. And please, stop wasting your mother's prepaid internet.

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    6. ^ mag bike ka na lang kase, di ka naman makabili comment ka pa no one buys it ..pwe!

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    7. ^ pwe! Cant afford ka lang! Pwe!

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    8. Mazda's strategy was better before. Now almost all their cars are overpriced. Even the tiny mazda 2 is priced at 1.1M.

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    9. The premium positioning and pricing will certainly not result to high volumes. But for some it's what makes them love the brand more.

      The BT50 4x2 seems to have good value for money though- if you consider the free PMS

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    10. Max Cyclo, you condemned a comment yet you have outdone it with an even worse reply. Ironic.

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  2. Its a rhetorical statement. Please get an education. Vote wisely my dear.

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  3. ^ no one buys daw! Immature hahaha

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  4. Easy guys, easy...i think h just rhetorical hubriz, no need to make it personalan.

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  5. Mazda is a listed company. Its periodic/annual operational/financial performance reports are accessible via its website.

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