SHANGHAI, Sept 2 Japanese automaker Nissan Motor
Co Ltd said on Tuesday that, together with its Chinese
joint venture partner, it sold about 85,500 automobiles in China
in August, down 0.7 percent from a year earlier.
That follows an 12.3 percent year-on-year drop in July and a
11.1 percent rise in June. The company said in a statement that
the decline in August was due to sluggish sales of light
The company's sales in the first eight months of the year
came to about 785,400 vehicles, up 9.4 percent from the same
period a year earlier.
Nissan, which operates a car venture in China with Dongfeng
Motor Group Co Ltd, aims to sell 1.4 million cars in
the country this year, up 10.6 percent from a year earlier.
Nissan's Senior Vice President Jun Seki said in May that the
company aims to achieve annual China sales of 2 million cars by
2017-2018 as it bolsters its business in the world's largest car
(Reporting by Adam Jourdan and Kazunori Takada)