Nissan Motor Rus has restarted operations at its St Petersburg plant after a five-day break to account for supply changes following the Japanese earthquake, according to Prime-Tass News.

Work was stopped at the plant from 30 May to 3 June to allow harmonisation of production with the supply schedule.

Prime-Tass News says Nissan opened the St Petersburg plant in June 2009 with investments of US$200m. Annual production capacity is 50,000 cars.

The plant produces Nissan Teana sedans, as well as the Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Murano sports utility vehicles added the agency.