I was a bit slow with this data the split year seemed to throw me. I thought I had already done it. Anyway, it covers April to March. Sales were up 8% for cars and 6% if you include light commercial vehicles, the latter had a poor year.
Just over a third of car sales were chalked up by the Mazda3. Add the CX-5 and there's 60%. Four models for this period did virtually all of the volume but the CX-3 should add a 5th strong selling model for next year.
If you look at nations, the Top 10 car and LCV combined is interesting. Home market Japan accounts for just 1 in 6 sales. I'm picking that's the lowest ever.
Data source: Mazda.
Summary: Another sound year and 2015/16 should be stronger still. It lacks size for a car manufacturer but with Toyota now having a small share in the company, you would think Mazda will benefit from getting technology it couldn't otherwise afford to develop itself.