Nissan announced that its showroom traffic in China has almost reached the last year’s levels, before the beginning of the dispute between Japan and China.
In China, Nissan manufactures cars with in partnership with Dongfeng Automobile Group. Earlier this week the automaker reported a 29.8% fall in year-on-year November sales in the country, still an improvement from October when sales dropped more than 40%. The sales decrease is the pure evidence that the dispute between China and Japan, which began due to territorial claims in the South China Sea, are not over at all.
Last month Nissan’s Infiniti announced it will suspend exports to China until January 2013. As Nissan’s sales in China were hit by the territorial dispute between the two nations, the automaker decided to stop export of vehicles in the country for the time being.
The Infiniti Business Unit China officials said that this decision is only temporary and that once the market conditions will be adjusted and with the clearance of the dealers’ inventory, Nissan will begin exporting Infiniti cars to China again.
Nissan’s sales in China last month dropped 29.8% and in October 41%. From January to November Nissan sold 1.09 units in China, down 3.3%.