Last year's financial results of Groupe Renault, a major French car maker, fell to a final deficit of about 1 trillion yen, the worst ever, due to the impact of the decline in sales due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection and the deterioration of the business performance of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. It was.

According to last year's financial results announced by Renault on the 19th, sales were 43,474 million euros, about 5.5 trillion yen in Japanese yen, 21.7% lower than the previous year.

The final profit / loss was 8,008 million euros, a deficit of about 1 trillion yen in Japanese yen.

The final deficit is the second consecutive year, and the deficit amount is the worst ever.

This is because the number of automobiles sold fell sharply, mainly in Europe and Central and South America, due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, resulting in a decrease of 790,000 units, or more than 20%, compared to the previous year.

In addition, the deterioration in the performance of Nissan, of which Renault is a major shareholder, was a factor in the significant expansion of the final deficit.

Renault intends to rebuild its management by reducing costs and strengthening the field of electric vehicles, where demand is expected to grow, in collaboration with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, which form a coalition.

However, the impact of the spread of the new virus is expected to continue for the time being, and the global semiconductor shortage is affecting automobile production, and the business environment is expected to remain severe.