YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its production, sales and export figures for February 2013.
Nissan's global production in February decreased 18.4% year-on-year to 367,434 units.
Production in Japan was down 31.4% year-on-year to 76,631 units.
Production outside of Japan decreased 14.1% year-on-year to 290,803 units.
In the U.S., production increased 21.6% year-on-year to 64,614 units, mainly due to increased demand for the new Pathfinder and Nissan LEAF, which began local production at the Nissan Smyrna Plant in Tennessee in January 2013.
In Mexico, production decreased 7.6% year-on-year to 56,371 units.
In the U.K., production was down 2.8% year-on-year to 44,603 units.
In Spain, production declined 7.3% year-on-year to 12,645 units.
In China, production decreased 52.3% year-on-year to 55,399 units as a result of reduced operating days in February due to the Chinese New Year holidays. In 2012, these holidays fell in January.
Production in other regions increased 17.4% year-on-year to 57,171 units, mainly due to increased demand for Sylphy, which began local production in August 2012, and Almera (model name is Latio in Japan) in Thailand, in addition to increased demand in India.
Global sales in February decreased 14.5% year-on-year to 379,224 units.
Including mini-vehicles, Nissan sold 69,582 units in Japan, down 3.5% year-on-year.
In Japan, vehicle registrations in February declined 3.1% year-on-year to 53,927 units.
Mini-vehicle sales in Japan decreased 4.8% year-on-year to 15,655 units.
Sales outside of Japan were down 16.6% year-on-year to 309,642 units.
Sales in the U.S. decreased 6.6% year-on-year to 99,636 units.
In Europe, sales decreased 11.4% year-on-year to 50,272 units.
In China, sales decreased 46.0% year-on-year to 58,242 units on account of reduced operating days in February due to the Chinese New Year holidays. In 2012, these holidays fell in January.
Sales in other regions increased 2.4% year-on-year to 75,250 units, mainly due to increased demand for Almera (Latio in Japan) in Thailand and Malaysia as well as increased sales of the new Pulsar (Sylphy in Japan) in Australia.
3. Japan Exports
Nissan's exports in February decreased 47.9% year-on-year to 33,853 units.
Exports to North America were down 58.5% year-on-year to 18,142 units.
Exports to Europe decreased 50.4% year-on-year to 2,977 units.
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