By on June 28, 2011

Here is a table of the May production numbers of Japan’s bigger carmakers. What do we see? (Read More…)

By on June 28, 2011

Toyota’s Japan  production (all vehicles and brands) slumped 46.5 percent in May to 156,379 units. Overseas production did not fare much better, falling 43.3 percent to 196,073 units. All in all, Toyota’s global production plummeted 44.7 percent in May to just 352,452 units. Could it be any worse? Yes, it can:  Exports from Japan cratered 61.7 percent to  47,167 units. (Read More…)

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