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Nissan to cut back staff in Spain

Nissan to cut back staff in Spain

A Nissan official says the Japanese car manufacturer will lay off 1,680 workers at one of its plants in Spain because of poor demand.
Fumiaki Matsumoto, the company's vice president in Spain, says the job cuts will occur at its Barcelona factory, which assembles 4x4 vehicles. Matsumoto says that will affect about 37 percent of Nissan's work force in Spain.
Last month, car sales in Spain fell by 32 percent year on year. Matsumoto says Nissan's production in Barcelona for 2009 is estimated at 110,000, down 83,000 vehicles from the 2007 figure.
Matsumoto told a news conference in Barcelona on Monday that increased fuel costs, difficulty raising loans and new carbon dioxide limitations have all contributed to a downturn in the world's 4x4 car market.


Updated : 2021-10-19 17:00 GMT+08:00