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Nissan Motor’s Business Activities in ASEAN in YTD June 2021
In ASEAN, due to the impact of the new coronavirus infection, Nissan Motor saw an over 20% drop in both production and sales in 2020 from the previous year. In the first half of 2021, production went up in Malaysia and Thailand. The increase compared to the same period of the previous year is due to the pandemic in 2020 which temporarily suspended automobile production. Meanwhile, sales increased more than 30% in Malaysia, but decreased 25.5% to 16,000 units in Thailand, which is Nissan’s largest market in ASEAN.
Looking at production in the first half of 2021 by country, in Thailand, the 1,500cc and below-class sold 22,000 units, while one-ton pickup trucks and PPVs went up as well. The Kicks e-POWER, which went into full-scale production in the latter half of 2020, pushed up production results. In Malaysia, although the production of the Almera decreased, other models increased, pushing up production to a slightly higher level than in the same period of the previous year. Sales increased 31.3% to 5,755 units in Malaysia but decreased 25.5% to 16,000 units in Thailand. In Indonesia, where Nissan has discontinued production, sales declined over 70% to 709 units.