For First Time Ever, Combined Japan and US Nissan LEAF Sales Exceed 3,000 Units in Single Month

4 years ago by Mark Kane 3

Nissan Leaf

Nissan LEAF

Almost record-breaking sales result of LEAF in US and a solid score in Japan pushed Nissan to establish new all-time LEAF sales record in its two biggest markets (US and Japan).  The combined single-month result is not a statistic you’ll see elsewhere, but we love our sales figures at InsideEVs, so here goes.

Nissan Leaf

Nissan LEAF

The 2,225 copies of the LEAF sold in US in June, combined with the 1,045 LEAFs sold in Japan in June, means that 3,270 LEAFs were sold in the two nations in a single month. This is first time that sales exceeded 3,000 (in US and Japan combined) and is 358 units above the 2,912 sold (US and Japan) in March.

The Japanese result is very positive, especially since the local automotive market there is falling down like in Europe.

In June, automotive sales in Japan shrank by 17.5% year over year. Some automakers, like Honda, have lost over 40% of sales compared to last year.  Ouch!

In such circumstances, it is not surprising that LEAF sales in Japan after six months are almost 7% lower than in the same period as last year.

Check out the chart below for LEAF sales in Japan in the first 6 months of the last 3 years.

First six months of Result
2011 5,457
2012 6,115
2013 5,686

 

Combined (US and Japan) cumulative sales of LEAF at the end of June was 56,481 (27,130 in Japan and 29,351 in US) and growing.

Sales in Europe are more difficult to pinpoint, but probably check in somewhere between 10,000 and 11,000 units.

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3 responses to "For First Time Ever, Combined Japan and US Nissan LEAF Sales Exceed 3,000 Units in Single Month"

  1. Kimmi says:

    Good result for the Leaf in Japan, the best since February (1.455), helping its best global result this year, i’m counting 4.005 units in June for the Leaf and i’m still waiting for sales results from countries like the UK or Australia.

    As for the Leaf in Europe, i’m counting 653 units this month, in a distant second place, far away from the Renault Zoe (1.301 units) that seems to have (finally) taken-off for the expected 1.500-2.000 units/month.

    This is turning out to be a good sales month, with the Leaf (4.005), Volt (3.055) registering their best sales month of ’13, and the Zoe (1.301) and Fit/Jazz (208) scoring best-ever results.

    Oh, and i’m still waiting for the chinese EV’s results, you never know what might come out of there.

  2. GeorgeS says:

    sorry I didn’t comment on this earlier.
    It is great news.
    I think when we quote sales numbers for the big three we should post TOTALS.
    This article is the beginning of that.

  3. whizkid says:

    “In June, automotive sales in Japan shrank by 17.5% year over year. Some automakers, like Honda, have lost over 40% of sales compared to last year. Ouch! ”

    In recent years, Honda has shifted focus in domestic market from registered vehicles to mini-cars. From the end of 2011, Honda has launched three new models of mini-cars in Japan, including the N-Box.
    The N-Box currently is the top selling mini-car in Japan in the first half of the year.
    Honda’s market share of mini-car during the first six months of 2013 has increased from 14.8% to 19.8%.(y/y)