Suzuki Sales Drop 9.5% In Q3

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Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corp. says consolidated sales for the third quarter ended Dec. 31, 2008, were ¥2.335 trillion ($24.141 billion), down 9.5 percent from ¥2.580 trillion during the third quarter of 2007.

In Suzuki’s motorcycle and ATV business, third quarter sales were ¥372.55 billion ($3.852 billion), down 14 percent from ¥433.70 billion during the same three-month period in the previous year.

Suzuki 3Q Motorcycle/ATV Sales
Suzuki’s worldwide motorcycle and ATV unit sales during the third quarter 2008 totaled 1.464 million units, up from 1.283 million units during the third quarter 2007.

North America…88,000 units (2008), 133,000 units (2007)
Europe…114,000 units (2008), 150,000 units (2007)
Japan…107,000 units (2008), 126,000 units (2007)
Asia…1.007 million units (2008), 739,000 units (2007)
Others…146,000 units (2008), 133,000 units (2007)

- Submitted by Guido Ebert