Nissan achieves record global production and sales results

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Nissan achieves record global production and sales results

Nissan achieved record results in both global production and sales in the January-June 2017 period,” said Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s global head of marketing and sales. “Our core models, such as the Rogue in the US, the Qashqai in Europe and the Sylphy in China, drove strong sales. In Japan, the Note e-POWER launched last year and became the top-selling compact car in the first half of calendar year 2017. We will maintain this growth momentum in the second half of the year as we launch the new Nissan LEAF.”

In South Africa, there was marginal improvement in new vehicle sales during June 2017 with overall industry growth of 0.9%. However, sales of bakkies, panel vans and minibuses were up 8% to a total of 14,278. Nissan South Africa sold 1,067 NP200s, 1,130 NP300s and 137 Navaras.

1. Production

June 2017

Nissan’s global production in June surpassed the year-earlier level for the second consecutive month. The output was a record for the month of June.

Production in Japan surpassed year-earlier results for the 11th straight month.

Production in China surpassed year-earlier results, setting a record for the month of June.

First half: January-June 2017

Nissan’s global production surpassed year-earlier results for the second consecutive year. The output was a record for the January-June period.

Production in Japan surpassed year-earlier results, the first increase in three years.

Production outside Japan surpassed year-earlier results for the second consecutive year. The output was a record for the January-June period. Production in Mexico and China, respectively, surpassed year-earlier levels and set records for the January-June period.

Nissan South Africa is optimistic about the future of the automotive manufacturing industry in the country. “We are investing in innovative technologies and new plant infrastructure at our Rosslyn plant to ensure our vehicles always meet global standards in terms of quality and cost,” said Nissan SA’s Managing Director of Manufacturing, Joan Busquets.

2. Sales

June 2017

Global sales in June surpassed year-earlier results for the 11th straight month, setting a record for the month of June.

Sales including mini-vehicles in Japan surpassed year-earlier results for the eighth consecutive month.

Sales outside Japan surpassed year-earlier results for the fifth consecutive month, setting a record for the month of June. Sales in the US surpassed year-earlier results, setting a record for the month of June.

First half: January-June 2017

Nissan’s global sales surpassed year-earlier results for the fourth consecutive year, setting a record for the January-June period.

Sales including mini-vehicles in Japan surpassed year-earlier results, the first increase in three years.

Sales outside Japan surpassed year-earlier results for the fourth straight year, setting a record for the January-June period. Sales in the US, Mexico and Europe, respectively, surpassed year-earlier levels and set records for the January-June period.

3. Exports from Japan

June 2017

Exports from Japan in June surpassed year-earlier results, after decreasing the previous month.

First half: January-June 2017

Exports from Japan in the January-June period surpassed year-earlier results, after decreasing the previous year.

To help achieve the South African government’s plans, under the Automotive Production and Development Programme, to produce 900,000 vehicles per year by 2020, Nissan SA has invested in skills training to address the shortage of skilled engineers and machine operators. “Nissan SA is introducing on-site suppliers which will also have the added benefits of reducing logistics time and cost. Also in the pipeline is a Nissan Incubation Centre to assist small black-owned businesses to get a foot in the door of the auto supply chain,” said Busquet.

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