Demand for MINI brand automobiles remains strong in June even with factory production constraints. MINI USA reported June 2003 sales of 2,916 automobiles-a 12.3 percent jump over the 2,597 figure reported in June 2002. Sales of MINI automobiles for the first six months of 2003 totaled 17,530. MINI went on sale in the U.S. on March 22, 2002 and last year, MINI USA reported sales of 6,739 through June 30, 2002.