Nissan’s China sales declined 44.9% in March due to coronavirus

2015 Nissan Xterra SUV

Japanese automaker Nissan stated on Wednesday its sales in China dropped 44.9% from a year earlier to 73,297 units in March, as the coronavirus epidemic keeps to hitting the world’s biggest car market.

Nissan, which has a joint venture with Hubei-based Dongfeng Motor, said it is observing signs of recovery in the market, according to a statement.

Rival Toyota’s China sales fell 15.9% year-on-year in March while Honda’s dropped 50.8%.

Coronavirus has so far infected more than 1,498,833 people and killed more than 89,733 people worldwide. In China, it has killed 3,335 and infected 81,865 people. Although these figures are heavily disputed and experts say the government has deliberately under-reported the figures.

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