Bad news for Brazilian Nikonians! Coming on the heels of Nikon’s decision to close a digital camera plant in China, the Japanese camera giant is now announcing it will end all sales operations in Brazil by the end of 2017.
This announcement by Auster Nascimento, President of Nikon do Brazil, means that no cameras, lenses, or gear will be officially sold in Brazil, leaving Nikon fans in Brazil out in the cold so to speak.
Nikon’s sales operations in Brazil consisted entirely of e-commerce operations so no brick-and-mortar stores will be affected by this move.
DP Review offered the following translation of the press release from Nikon Brazil about ceasing sales operations in Brazil: “As of December 31st, 2017, Nikon do Brasil Ltda. will end the sale of cameras, lenses and photographic accessories in the Brazilian market, currently marketed exclusively through its e-commerce arm, the Nikon Store. The company's other business segments, including customer service and technical assistance, will continue to operate normally.”