30 June 2006 09:58 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japan’s May vehicle production rose 3.5% compared to a year before, the seventh consecutive month of increase, said the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.
The country produced 686,421 passenger cars, 6.3% or 40,429 more than in May 2005, it said on Thursday. Production of standard cars (over 2,000 cc) rose 13.9% to 338,989, small cars decreased by 1.6% to 239,390, and mini cars (under 630 cc) were 2.7% higher at 108,042.
Production of trucks fell 10.3% to 121,571, while that of buses rose 22.6% to 6,654.
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