Nissan's Smyrna Plant in the US (reference image)

Nissan records highest-ever results for February in the US and Mexico

Nissan Motor Corporation announced its results of production, sales and exports for February 2016. According to these results, global production increased 8.3% from the previous year to 414,239 units, resulting in a surplus for the first time in two months.

Production outside Japan grew for the 10th consecutive month, climbing 11.2% yoy to 330,404 units. In addition to its success in China with a 13.0% increase to 54,368 units, Nissan set a record-high for February in the US and Mexico. Meanwhile, production in Japan fell for the third straight month, dropping 1.6% to 83,835 units.

Global sales exceeded its results from the previous year for the first time in two months as it grew 0.5% to 418,685 units. However, sales in Japan declined for the 21st month in a row, falling 2.8% to 62,872 units. Though sales of vehicle registrations increased 2.4% to 41,290 units, mini-vehicle sales dropped 11.5% to 21,582 units. Sales outside Japan climbed 1.1% to 355,813 units, resulting in a surplus for the 10th month in a row. Nissan achieved record-highs for February in the US, Mexico, and Europe.

Exports fell for the third straight month, declining 16.2% to 42,010 units.