Mazda domestic production rose a sharp 29.6% to 106,752 units last month. YTD output was up almost 22% to 672,752 units.

Production overseas surged 6.6% to 19,273 but was off 6.3% YTD to 161,090.

That means that global production was up last month by 25.5% to 136,025 units and 15.2% YTD to 833,842.

Mazda said last month's Japanese output gre as 2, 3 and 6 production grew. Abroad, rising 6 and BT-5- truck demand spurred growth.