Nissan's Sunderland Plant in the UK (reference image)

Nissan records highest ever production and sales overseas; March results

Nissan Motor Corporation has announced its results of production, sales, and exports for March 2016. According to these results, global production increased 6.0% from the previous year to 475,001 units, resulting in a surplus for the second straight month.

Overseas production grew 8.3% to 401,766 units for a monthly record and a surplus for the 11th month in a row. Along with an increase of 12.3% to 112,178 units in China, Nissan’s production in the US grew 10.3% to 99,249 units for a record-high in March. Domestic production fell for the fourth consecutive month as it declined 5.0% to 73,235 units.

Global sales rose 0.5% to 575,086 units for a second straight surplus. Domestic sales dropped for the 22nd month in a row, falling 9.7% to 76,540 units. Registered vehicles declined 3.9% to 51,199 units while mini cars dropped 19.6% to 25,341 units. Overseas sales increased 2.3% to 498,546 units for a monthly record and a surplus for the 11th consecutive month. Nissan achieved its highest sales ever in the US and Europe.

Exports dropped 17.8% to 32,456 units, resulting in a deficit for the forth month in a row.