Nissan Dayz

Nissan’s domestic sales drop 26.2% impacted by discontinuance of Dayz; May results

Nissan Motor Company has announced its results of production, sales and exports for May 2016. According to these results, global production increased 0.4% from the previous year to 435,938 units, resulting in a record-high for the month of May and a surplus for the fourth consecutive month.

Overseas production grew for the 13th month in a row, climbing 0.9% yoy to 370,629 units, which were the highest numbers ever for the month of May. The markets in China and Mexico saw a drop in figures, while the UK and Spain achieved favorable results. Domestic production dropped 2.5% to 65,309 units, as it recorded a deficit for the sixth straight month.

Global sales declined for the first time in four months as it fell 2.4% to 431,716 units. Domestic sales plummeted 26.2% to 28,678 units, resulting in a deficit for the 24th month in a row. While registered vehicles were a success with 25,573 units (up 0.2% yoy), mini cars fell 0.1% to 403,038 units for its first deficit in 13 months due partly to the discontinuance of the Dayz. While China and Mexico achieved success, the US and European markets saw a drop in sales.

Exports grew for the first time in six months, up 19.5% to 41,321 units.