Nissan had a flat 2012/13 year (April-March), with a marginal decrease. China and Europe were the trouble spots for the brand, with NAFTA* and 'Others' were the bright spots. I am surprised how important NAFTA is for Nissan. Mexico of course is a very good market for the make, easily being top there.
In the chart below, pale blue is up and yellow down:
|Region||12-13||% Tot||% +/-||11-12||% Tot|
China could be an issue for this Japanese make due to hostility over the Senaku Island's ownership. Europe will be problematic for all car makers of non-premium cars. 'Others' are very important as it encompasses Asia/Pacific nations that are growing well for car sales.
*US, Canada & Mexico.
Data source: Nissan.