Nissan production, sales and export results for May 2015

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The FINANCIAL — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. on June 29 announced its production, sales and export figures for May 2015.

1. Production

Nissan’s global production in May increased 1.9% year-on-year to 434,332 units.

Production in Japan increased 8.0% year-on-year to 66,978 units, mainly due to increased demand for the X-Trail.

Production outside Japan increased 0.9% year-on-year to 367,354 units, marking an all-time record for the month of May.

In the U.S., production increased 2.7% year-on-year to 83,672 units, marking an all-time record for the month of May, mainly due to increased demand for the Murano.

In Mexico, production decreased 5.2% year-on-year to 70,298 units.

In the U.K., production decreased 6.6% year-on-year to 38,513 units.

In Spain, production decreased 34.7% year-on-year to 10,681 units.

In China, production declined 5.6% year-on-year to 100,927 units.

Production in other regions was up 43.5% year-on-year to 63,263 units, mainly due to an increase in production volume of the Rogue (X-Trail in Japan), which is produced in Korea for the North America market, and the NP300 Navara produced in Thailand, according to Nissan.

2. Sales

Global sales in May decreased 0.1% year-on-year to 442,408 units.

Sales in Japan, including mini-vehicles, declined 10.3% year-on-year to 38,880 units.

Vehicle registrations in Japan were down 3.8% year-on-year to 25,521 units.

Mini-vehicle sales in Japan decreased 20.6% year-on-year to 13,359 units.

Sales outside Japan were up 1.0% year-on-year to 403,528 units, marking an all-time sales record for the month of May.

In the U.S., sales decreased 0.8% year-on-year to 134,779 units.

In Mexico, sales increased 20.6% year-on-year to 26,687 units, marking an all-time sales record for the month of May, mainly due to higher sales volume of the X-Trail and the new NP300 Frontier. Nissan has been the sales leader in Mexico for 72 consecutive months.

In Europe, sales increased 5.7% year-on-year to 60,198 units, marking an all-time sales record for the month of May, mainly due to increased demand for the X-Trail and the Pulsar.

In China, sales were up 0.1% year-on-year to 102,545 units, mainly due to sales of the X-Trail and the Sylphy series.

Sales in other regions decreased 2.2% year-on-year to 66,199 units.

3. Japan Exports

Nissan’s exports in May increased 7.2% year-on-year to 34,567 units.

 

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