Mazda Motor Sees 41% Profit Spike; Global Sales Up 20% — Strongest Growth in Europe


Mazda’s fis­cal 2004 net income soared 41 per­cent to $299.4 mil­lion. Euro­pean sales and the weak­ness of the yen against the euro are cit­ed as key fac­tors for the growth. The automaker’s glob­al ship­ments rose 20 per­cent to 1.225 mil­lion vehi­cles, the strongest growth in Europe. Maz­da, in red four years ago, now has a third con­sec­u­tive year in the black.