Nissan Motor may replace shipments of Japanese-made cars to "dollar countries" such as in the Middle East with cars made in the United States due to the dollar's weakness against the yen, chief executive Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday.

"We are seriously considering shipping to (the Middle East and other dollar countries) from the United States," Ghosn told Reuters at a media event in Japan.

"So, I have absolutely no worry about the use of capacity in the United States."

Rival Toyota ships Camrys from Australia to the Middle East. Nissan and Honda build cars for Australia in Thailand and Ford plans to ship Fiestas from there 'down under' once production starts, replacing exports from Germany.

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