NISSAN PRODUCTION, SALES AND EXPORT RESULTS FOR JANUARY 2014
YOKOHAMA, Japan (February 26, 2014) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its production, sales and export figures for January 2014.
Nissan's global production in January increased 6.5% year-on-year to 429,580 units, marking an all-time record for the month of January.
Production in Japan increased 13.7% year-on-year to 80,360 units, mainly due to increased demand for the Nissan Serena, the new X-Trail, the new Skyline and the Infiniti Q50.
Production outside of Japan increased 5.0% year-on-year to 349,220 units, marking an all-time record for the month of January.
In the U.S., production increased 38.1% year-on-year to 77,996 units, marking an all-time record for the month of January.
In Mexico, production increased 4.4% year-on-year to 68,144 units, mainly due to increased demand for the Nissan Versa Note. January production was an all-time record for a single month.
In the U.K., production increased 4.3% year-on-year to 44,511 units, mainly due to higher demand for the Nissan Note and Nissan LEAF.
In Spain, production increased 1.8% year-on-year to 13,026 units.
In China, production increased 12.0% year-on-year to 92,765 units, mainly due to increased demand for the Nissan Teana and the Venucia brand models.
Production in other regions decreased 5.2% year-on-year to 52,778 units.
Global sales increased 0.4% year-on-year to 407,722 units, marking an all-time record for the month of January.
Including mini-vehicles, Nissan sold 67,469 units in Japan, up 19.6% year-on-year.
In Japan, vehicle registrations in January increased 1.8% year-on-year to 45,022 units. The new Nissan X-Trail, released in December 2013, posted strong sales.
Mini-vehicle sales in Japan increased 84.0% year-on-year to 22,447 units, mainly due to strong sales of the Nissan DAYZ. Mini-vehicle sales were an all-time record for the month of January.
Sales outside of Japan decreased 2.7% year-on-year to 340,253 units.
Sales in the U.S. increased 11.8% year-on-year to 90,470 units, an all-time sales record for the month, mainly due to higher demand for the Nissan Rogue and Frontier.
Sales in Mexico increased 2.3% year-on-year to 21,718 units, marking an all-time sales record for the month of January. Nissan has been the sales leader in Mexico for 56 consecutive months.
In Europe, sales increased 4.1% year-on-year to 49,412 units, mainly due to increased sales in Russia.
Although there was increased demand for the Nissan Teana, sales in China decreased 0.4% year-on-year to 95,208 units due to the fewer number of operating days.
Sales in other regions decreased 3.3% year-on-year to 76,959 units.
3. Japan Exports
Nissan's exports in January decreased 12.6% year-on-year to 32,737 units.