Annual production at Nissan’s flagship European Sunderland plant dipped by 1.7% year-on-year to 501,745 units in 2013 according to new data released by the world’s sixth biggest motor manufacturer today.
The company’s global production output figures show that UK production in December decreased 12.5% year-on-year to 27,706 units, as consumers anticipated arrival of the new Qashqai.
World wide, production increased by 1.3% year-on-year to almost five million (4,950,924) units, achieving an all-time calendar year record.
Production in Japan decreased 16.0% year-on-year to just under one million units while overseas production increased 6.6%. In the US, production increased 22.9%, in Mexico, production decreased 0.5% while Spain was down 7.9%. In China, production was up 18.0% to 1,247,249 units, achieving another all-time calendar year record.
Copyright Ken Hurst 2014