Nissan Sunderland plant output dips

nissanpdnAnnual 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


About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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