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April 25, 2012

Nissan Production, Sales, Export Results for March 2012 and Fiscal Year 2011

YOKOHAMA, Japan (April 25, 2012) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production, sales and export figures for March 2012, as well as the cumulative figures for the 12-month period from April 2011 through March 2012.

1. Production
March 2012

Nissan's global production in March increased 23.0% year-on-year to 470,680 units, marking an all-time record for a single month.

Production in Japan increased 111.8% year-on-year to 100,814 units, due to a rebound in production after the impact of the earthquake in Japan last year, in addition to increased exports of Rogue and increased demand for Juke, Serena and X-Trail.

Production outside of Japan increased 10.4% year-on-year to 369,866 units, marking an all-time record for a single month.

In the U.S., production decreased 3.3% year-on-year to 57,617 units.

In Mexico, production increased 18.8% year-on-year to 62,908 units, due to increased demand for the new Versa and March.

In the U.K., production decreased 1.0% year-on-year to 44,972 units.

In Spain, production decreased 11.6% year-on-year to 13,228 units.

In China, production increased 19.5% year-on-year to 137,983 units, mainly due to increased demand for Teana, Tiida, Sunny and Qashqai, marking an all-time record for a single month.

Production in other regions increased 14.0% year-on-year to 53,158 units, mainly due to increased demand for the new Sunny in India and the new Almera in Thailand.

April 2011 - March 2012
Global production for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, increased 14.7% year-on-year to 4,834,488 units, marking an all-time record for the April-March period.

Production in Japan increased 11.8% year-on-year to 1,198,826 units, mainly due to increased exports of Rogue and Juke and increased demand for Serena.

Production outside of Japan increased 15.7% year-on-year to 3,635,662 units, marking an all-time record for the April-March period.

Production increased in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Spain and China. In China, production increased 18.6% year-on-year to 1,275,551 units, marking an all-time record for the April-March period.

In other regions, production increased 16.6% year-on-year to 491,851 units, mainly due to increased demand for the new Sunny in India and the new Almera in Thailand.

2. Sales
March 2012

Global sales increased 20.5% year-on-year to 587,286 units, marking an all-time record for a single month.

Including mini-vehicles, Nissan sold 100,832 units in Japan, up 66.4% year-on-year, due to a rebound in sales after the impact of the earthquake in Japan last year, and increased demand for models which qualify for the government subsidy program for environmentally-friendly vehicles.

In Japan, vehicle registrations in March increased 77.6% year-on-year to 81,134 units, mainly due to increased demand for Serena, Note and Cube, which qualify for the government subsidy program for environmentally-friendly vehicles.

Mini-vehicle sales in Japan increased 32.3% year-on-year to 19,698 units, mainly due to strong sales of Moco.

Sales outside of Japan increased 14.0% year-on-year to 486,454 units, marking an all-time record for a single month.

Sales in the U.S. increased 12.5% year-on-year to 136,317 units, due to increased demand for Altima, Rogue and Versa.

In Europe, sales increased 9.2% year-on-year to 87,453 units, due to favorable sales in Russia and increased demand for Qashqai and Juke.

In China, sales saw an increase of 13.3% year-on-year to 131,841 units, due to increased demand for Teana, Tiida, Sunny and Qashqai, marking an all-time record for a single month.

Sales in other regions increased 19.5% year-on-year to 98,589 units, mainly due to increased demand in Brazil, India and Thailand.

April 2011 - March 2012
Global sales increased 15.0% year-on-year to 4,880,779 units, marking an all-time record for the April-March period.

Including mini-vehicles, Nissan sold 655,364 units in Japan, up 9.2% year-on-year, despite the effects of the earthquake. This is due to increased demand for models which qualify for the government subsidy program for environmentally-friendly vehicles. Market share was up 0.8 percentage points year-on-year to 13.8%.

In Japan, Nissan's vehicle registrations from April 2011 to March 2012 increased 9.7% from the previous year to 503,214 units, mainly due to increased demand for Serena, Juke and Lafesta Highway Star.

Domestic sales of mini-vehicles increased 7.5% year-on-year to 152,150 units, mainly due to increased demand for Moco.

Sales outside of Japan increased 15.9% year-on-year to 4,225,415 units, marking an all-time record for the April-March period.

Sales increased in the U.S., Europe, China and other regions. In China, sales increased 19.0% year-on-year to 1,283,679 units, marking an all-time record for the April-March period.

3. Japan Exports
March 2012

Nissan's exports in March increased 11.8% year-on-year to 46,680 units.

Exports to North America increased 22.2% year-on-year to 26,285 units, mainly due to increased demand for Rogue and Murano.

Exports to Europe decreased 22.5% year-on-year to 4,612 units.

April 2010 - March 2011
Nissan's exports from April 2011 to March 2012 increased 8.8% year-on-year to 741,388 units.

Exports to North America increased 13.3% year-on-year to 434,042 units, mainly due to increased demand for Rogue and Juke.

Exports to Europe increased 25.9% year-on-year to 99,164 units, mainly due to favorable sales in Russia and increased demand for X-Trail.

Production, Sales, Export Results

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