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)