18 May 2022 -
 General

Nissan’s chip shortage becomes ‘new normal’ – Reuters

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According to Reuters, Japan’s third-largest carmaker, Nissan, is grappling with a global chip shortage, rising material costs, and China’s COVID restrictions, all of which is likely to flatten their operating profit this fiscal year.

“Semiconductor shortage is a new normal, same as pandemic, and we have to live with it because this is not going to finish tomorrow morning,” Nissan Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta said, according to Reuters.

Nissan said it expected raw material and logistics costs to increase by about 1.5 times to 212 billion yen in the fiscal year that started in April, with more than half due to steel and aluminium. It also projected an additional 45 billion yen in logistics cost increases for the current year.

In a separate interview, Toyota’s CEO, Makoto Uchida, told Reuters, “The supply chain has become a challenge for the industry as manufacturers’ assumptions can be quickly changed by real-time events.”

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