Nissan’s production, sales and exports figures for 2014 reveal that its worldwide production was up 3.0% over the previous year at 5,097,772 units, marking the fourth straight year of record-setting production numbers.
Production in Japan was down 8.7% from the previous year at 880,887 units. Overseas, production was up 5.8% at 4,216,885 units, setting a new record. Production was down in China and the UK from the previous year, but production in both the US and Mexico set a new record high. US production was up 19.6% at 947,558 and production in Mexico was up 18.5% at 805,967.
Global sales were up 4.1% at 5,310,064, a new record. Sales in Japan including kei cars were down 1.3% at 670,263. Non-kei cars were up 29.9% at 241,534, another new record. Sales outside of Japan were up 4.9% at a record-setting 4,639,801 units. Sales hit new highs in the United States, Europe and Mexico.
Exports were down 12.9% at 472,638 units. Exports to Europe were up 40.5% at a favorable 43,758, but sales to North America were fell 36.8% at 221,286 units.
(Translated by Greg Scott)