Nissan global vehicle production increased 18.5% vs. November 2009

RP news wires

Nissan Motor Company Ltd. on December 24 announced its production, sales and export figures for November 2010.

Production
Nissan's global production in November increased 18.5 percent year-on-year to 372,106 units, marking an all-time record for the month of November.

Production in Japan increased 0.1% year-on-year to 96,117 units, mainly due to increased demand for export models, led by Rogue.

Production outside of Japan saw an increase of 26.6% year-on-year to 275,989 units, marking an all-time record for the month of November.

In the United States, production decreased 8.6% year-on-year to 37,042 units due to plant closures in U.S. manufacturing extending an additional two days at Thanksgiving this year compared to 2009.

In Mexico, production increased 37.8% year-on-year to 48,304 units, due to increased demand for all models, especially Tiida.

In the United Kingdom, production increased 26.1% year-on-year to 44,614 units, due to increased demand for the new Juke and Qashqai.

In Spain, production saw a significant increase of 110.4% year-on-year to 12,645 units, mainly due to increased demand for Primastar and NV200.

In China, production increased 19.4% year-on-year to 91,633 units due to increased demand for the new March and NV200, marking an all-time record for the month of November.

Production in other regions were up 72.5% year-on-year to 41,751 units, due to increased output in Thailand and India, where the new March/Micra is produced.

Sales
Global sales increased 17.9% year-on-year to 340,559 units, marking an all-time record for the month of November.

Including mini-vehicles, Nissan sold 41,890 units in Japan, down 17.4% year-on-year.

In Japan, vehicle registrations in November decreased 21.3% year-on-year to 31,482 units. Despite positive sales results of the new Elgrand launched in August, the new March launched in July and the Juke launched in June, the termination of the government subsidy program for environmentally friendly vehicles and the transition period to the new generation Serena resulted in this overall decrease.

Domestic sales of mini-vehicles were down 2.5% from the previous year to 10,408 units.

Sales outside of Japan increased 25.4% year-on-year to 298,669 units, marking an all-time record for the month of November.

Sales in the U.S. increased 26.8% year-on-year to 71,366 units, due to increased demand for the new Juke launched in October, Rogue, and Versa.

In Europe, sales increased 16.5% year-on-year to 51,480 units, due to increased demand for the new Juke launched in October and Qashqai.

In China, sales saw an increase of 29.8% year-on-year to 90,952 units, due to high demand for the new March introduced in August, Sylphy and Qashqai, marking an all-time record for the month of November.

Sales in other regions increased 32.3% year-on-year to 62,531 units, due to increased demand in Thailand and India, where the new March/Micra was launched.

Japan Exports
Nissan's exports in November increased 45.1% year-on-year to 69,454 units.

Exports to North America increased 69.8% year-on-year to 41,079 units, due to increased demand for the new Juke and Rogue.

Exports to Europe increased 83.6% year-on-year to 6,586 units, due to increased demand for X-TRAIL and Teana targeting the Russian market.

Production, Sales, Export Results

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