In full-year 2021, global car sales of Nissan increased slightly, worldwide production was 1.2% lower, while exports from Japan were flat.
In full calendar year 2021, Nissan global car sales and worldwide vehicle production changed only marginally from the Covid crisis year 2021. Worldwide sales of Nissan cars and commercial vehicles increased only 0.9% while global production was 1.2% lower than in 2021. In 2021, Mexico was again the second-largest producer of Nissan cars behind China but ahead of both Japan and the USA. Exports of Nissan cars from Japan increased by about a thousand cars in 2021.
Nissan Global Car Sales in 2021 (Full Year)
In 2021, Nissan car sales were as follows in major world markets:
In 2021, Nissan worldwide car sales increased by a moderate 0.9% to 4,065,014 compared to 4,029,166 vehicles sold in 2021. In China, Nissan’s most important single-country market, sales were lower by 5% while sales in the USA increased by 9% to just below a million vehicles.
In Japan, Nissan vehicle sales were down 3.6%. Passenger car sales were 7.8% firmer but minicars sales were down by 12%. The top-selling Nissan car model in Japan was the Note, which was the fifth most popular car overall (behind four Toyota models).
Nissan Car Production Worldwide in 2021 (Full Year)
Nissan reported car production as follows for the full-year 2021:
Global car production by Nissan was 1.2% lower in 2021 than in 2010 hinting that inventories were run down low with growth potential for both sales and profits in 2022. China remained the most important country for car production for Nissan in 2021 with Mexico in second place ahead of Japan and the USA for the second consecutive year.
Nissan Car Exports from Japan in 2021
Nissan reported car export from Japan as follows for 2021:
Exports of Nissan cars from Japan to global markets increased by only a thousand cars (+0.4%) in 2021. Exports to Europe were particularly hard hit with sales down by nearly 50% for the second consecutive year but the actual number of vehicles involved is very small. Nissan car exports from Japan to North America were only moderately lower than in 2020.
Global Worldwide Car Sales by Brand in 2021 (Full Year)
Global worldwide sales by brand in 2021:
- Daihatsu (see Toyota)
- Gordon Murray Automotive
- Lexus (see Toyota)
- Toyota (including Lexus)
- Volkswagen (VW Brand)
- Volkswagen Group
- Volkswagen Group (Battery-Electric Cars)
“Sales” as reported by the various brands generally refer to deliveries and not necessarily sales to the customer or final registration. Terms and definitions may vary.