(Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd and its Chinese joint venture partner sold 1.22 million vehicles inChinain 2014, up 0.5 percent from the previous year, the Japanese carmaker said on Wednesday.
In the month of December, Nissan sold 121,900 vehicles, down 9.1 percent from a year earlier, the sixth straight month the carmaker has seen sales decline inChina.
Japanese carmakers inChinahave faced the twin challenges of a slowingeconomyand political tension between Beijing and Tokyo over the past year. The growth rate of China's auto market, the world's biggest, halved to around 7 percent in 2014.
Nissan, which operates a car venture inChinawith Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd, revised its 2014Chinaforecast in November to reflect slowing sales.
Rival Toyota Motor Corp forecast on Tuesday that its pace of growth inChinawould halve to 6.8 percent in 2015 after it failed to meet last year's target.
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