The FINANCIAL -- The
Renault-Nissan Alliance sold a record 8,266,098 vehicles in 2013,
propelled by record sales in the car group's two largest markets, China
and the United States, according to The Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Renault-Nissan's 2013 calendar-year sales, which include sales of Russia's AVTOVAZ, increased 2.1% from 2012. This marks the fifth straight year of sales growth. Together, Renault, Nissan and AVTOVAZ account for one in ten cars sold worldwide, according to The Renault-Nissan Alliance.
“Strong demand in the world's top markets more than offset anemic growth and declines elsewhere," said Carlos Ghosn, Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO. “We will always experience periods of regional instability, but we remain bullish: The auto industry is a long-term growth story – and the Renault-Nissan Alliance is well positioned to continue to play a major role in all major segments globally," he added.
Renault group sold 2,628,208 units worldwide in 2013, up 3.1% from 2012. Sales in Europe rose 2.4% to 1,301,864 units despite a 1.7% decline in the overall market. Renault's European market share rose 0.4 percentage points to 9.5%, making it the fastest growing automotive group in Europe in 2013.
Renault continued to generate more than 50% of its sales outside of Europe for the second consecutive year with sales outside of the home continent totaling 1,326,344 units, up 3.8% from 2012, according to The Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Nissan Motor Corporation sold 5,102,979 units worldwide, up 3.3% - a record for the fourth straight calendar year. Nissan continued to generate more than one million units in its two biggest markets: China and the United States.
AVTOVAZ, owner of the iconic LADA brand, sold 534,911 vehicles globally, down 12.1% from 2012 amid the economic slowdown in Russia. The Renault-Nissan Alliance has a majority stake in AVTOVAZ, Russia's largest automaker, through a joint venture with state corporation RosTech (formerly known as Russia Technologies). Together, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and AVTOVAZ sell about one in three cars in Russia, according to The Renault-Nissan Alliance.