YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its production, sales and export figures for July 2013.
Nissan's global production in July decreased 8.1% year-on-year to 375,416 units.
Despite increased demand for the new Infiniti Q50 for North America, production in Japan was down 0.8% year-on-year to 102,237 units, due to a reaction to the end of the government subsidy program for environmentally friendly vehicles in Japan.
Production outside of Japan decreased 10.5% year-on-year to 273,179 units.
In the U.S., production decreased 11.2% year-on-year to 41,233 units mainly due to reduced operating days since the timing of summer holidays was different from the previous year.
In Mexico, production was down 8.9% year-on-year to 48,500 units.
In the U.K., production decreased 8.3% year-on-year to 32,311 units.
In Spain, production decreased 6.5% year-on-year to 12,626 units.
In China, production was down 17.9% year-on-year to 82,384 units mainly due to reduced operating days since the timing of summer holidays was different from the previous year.
Production in other regions increased 14.5% year-on-year to 56,125 units.
Global sales were stable at 414,741 units, a 0.1% decrease year-on-year.
Including mini-vehicles, Nissan sold 62,122 units in Japan, up 3.6% year-on-year.
In Japan, vehicle registrations in July decreased 6.2% year-on-year to 42,108 units.
Mini-vehicle sales in Japan increased 32.9% year-on-year to 20,014 units, marking an all-time record for the month of July. This is mainly attributable to strong sales of the new DAYZ, which went on sale on June 6.
Sales outside of Japan decreased 0.7% year-on-year to 352,619 units.
Sales in the U.S. increased 10.9% year-on-year to 109,041 units, mainly due to higher demand for the Altima, Pathfinder, Rogue and Nissan LEAF, marking an all-time record for the month of July.
Sales in Mexico increased 6.4% year-on-year to 20,432 units, mainly due to increased demand for Versa (Latio in Japan) and the NP300 pickup truck, marking an all-time record for the month of July. This has made Nissan a sales leader in the country for 50 consecutive months.
In Europe, sales declined 2.9% year-on-year to 51,786 units.
In China, sales increased 1.8% year-on-year to 90,859 units.
Sales in other regions decreased 10.6% year-on-year to 72,177 units.
3. Japan Exports
Nissan's exports in July decreased 3.7% year-on-year to 59,746 units.
Exports to North America increased 22.0% year-on-year to 45,728 units, mainly due to increased demand for the new Infiniti Q50.
Exports to Europe decreased mainly because the volume of exports that had been counted as CKD units changed to being counted as parts shipments from Japan for major models destined for Russia (X-Trail, Teana and Murano). These models are being counted as local production models in Russia rather than as models produced in and exported from Japan. From August onward, these models will be counted as locally produced models in Russia.
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