Nissan Production Declines in July

Nissan makes the Altima in Mississippi and Tennessee.

As expected, production at most automotive manufacturers for the months of April through July declined due to plant shut downs during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. was no exception.

The company recently reported that its global production declined by 18.9 percent in July from the previous year and has declined by 44.4 percent for the second quarter of 2020 in comparison to the same time last year.

In the United States, Nissan produced 53,839 vehicles in July, a modest 0.5 percent change from July 2019. However, for the second quarter of 2020, production in the U.S. was at 80,074 vehicles in comparison to 243,146 vehicles in the second quarter of 2019, a decline of 67.1 percent.

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In the South, Nissan has manufacturing facilities in Mississippi and Tennessee.

The Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi began operations in 2003 and currently builds the Altima sedan, Frontier, Titan and Titan XD pickups, the Murano SUV and the Nissan NV passenger and cargo vans.

In Tennessee, where Nissan Smyrna has been in production since 1983, the plant produces the Altima and Maxima sedans, the LEAF electric sedan, the Pathfinder and Rogue SUVs and the Infiniti QX60 SUV.

Nissan Motor Co. also released sales numbers for July and the second quarter of 2020. In the United States, the company sold 74,041 vehicles in July, a drop of 25.1 percent from the same month the previous year. For the months of April through July, Nissan sold 251,369 vehicles, down from 450,065 vehicles sold during the second quarter of 2019, a decrease of 44.1 percent.

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