Nissan Shatai's Kyushu Plant (reference image)

Nissan achieves record-highs in overall production and overseas sales; August results

Nissan Motor Company announced its results of production, sales and exports for August 2016. According to these results, global production grew 11.9% from the previous year to 446,058 units, resulting in a surplus for the seventh straight month and record-high figures for the month of August.

Due to Nissan’s success in the US, Mexico and China, production overseas climbed for the 16th month in a row, rising 10.8% yoy to 383,437 units, its highest figures for the month of August. Domestic production increased 19.5% yoy to 62,621 units, recording its first surplus in two months.

Global sales went up for the first time in two months, rising 1.8% yoy to 413,398 units. On the other hand, domestic sales were down 7.7% to 33,868 units, resulting in a deficit for the 27th consecutive month. Though registrations were up 0.6% to 24,081 units, mini cars dropped 23.2% to 9,787 units. Overseas sales grew for the fourth month in a row, climbing 2.7% yoy to 379,530 units, resulting in record-highs for the month of August in the Chinese and Mexican markets as well as overall sales outside of Japan.

Exports were up 0.3% yoy to 34,731 units as it recorded a surplus for the fourth straight month.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)