Production of light-duty vehicles, trucks and buses in Japan fell 47.1% year-on-year in April, marking the seventh consecutive month of declines, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). Japan’s exports of cars, trucks and buses fell 64.7% in April from the year-earlier month, also falling for the seventh straight month, JAMA said.
Production of passenger cars was 415,804 units, down 47.2%. Production of cars with engine displacement of more than 2,000cc plummeted 62.4% to 183,403 units. Production of small cars with displacements less than 2.0L but greater than 660cc (minicars) fell 30.8% to 133,596 units. Production of minicars was down 7.8% to 98,805 units.
Passenger car exports were down 64.4% to 184,548 units.