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Japanese car production down by 31% in May

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Japanese car production down by 31% in May
30 June 2011

Tokyo -- Japan's production of cars in May 2011 was recorded as 489,723 units, according to JAMA, the Japanese vehicle makers' federation. Compared with the 709,113 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 219,390 units or 30.9%, a smaller decrease than in any of the months since Japan's March earthquake.

Domestic sales in May 2011 stood at 237,364 vehicles, down 33.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Exports (result) stood at 59.5 % as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Toyota's production was less than half the figure from a year ago, but Nissan and Mitsubishi both produced more than a year ago.

Motorcycle production in May 2011 was recorded as 53,105 units. Compared with the 48,192 units total recorded a year earlier this is an increase of 4,913 units or 10.2%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after four months of downturn.

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