30 September 2009 12:22 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japan’s output of four-wheeled vehicles fell for the 11th straight month in August and was down 26% year on year at 571,787 units, an industry association said on Wednesday.
Of the total, passenger car output was down 25% year on year at 493,661 units, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).
Of the passenger car total, production of standard cars was down 33% year on year at 264,060 units, while output of small cars fell 14% from the same period last year to 151,377 units, the JAMA said.
Domestic demand for four-wheeled vehicles totalled 308,552 units in August, down 0.5% from the same period a year earlier, while exports fell 45% year on year to 275,186 units, marking the 11th consecutive month of decrease, according to the JAMA.
The country’s exports of automobiles and automobile parts totalled $7.57bn in August, down 37% from August 2008, the JAMA said.
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