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

Nissan’s global sales achieve highest figures for seventh consecutive year; 2016 first-half results

Nissan Motor Company announced its results of production, sales and exports for the first half (April to September) of fiscal 2016. According to these results, global production grew 7.5% year on year, to 2,708,441 units, as it achieved record-high production in the first half for the third year in a row.

Domestic production climbed for the second straight year, rising 3.6% yoy to 431,405 units. Production overseas increased 8.2% yoy to 2,277,036 units, with its highest figures ever for the first half and a surplus for the seventh consecutive year. Nissan achieved record-highs in the US, Mexico, the UK and in China.

Global sales went up 1.7% yoy to 2,633,615 units, resulting in record sales for the seventh year in a row. Sales domestically suffered a decline for the third straight year, falling 20.2% yoy to 211,222 units. Registrations dipped 6.5% yoy to 164,636 units, while sales of mini cars fell significantly below its results from the previous year by dropping 47.5% to 46,586 units as a result of the fuel economy scandal. However, sales outside of Japan set a record high for the seventh year in a row, rising 4.2% yoy to 2,422,393 units. Nissan achieved its highest sales ever in the US, Mexico and China.

Thanks to greater demand in Europe and North America, exports climbed 9.1% yoy to 272,509 units, resulting in a surplus for the second straight year.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)