Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. automobiles certain for cargo at a port in Yokohama, Japan. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg Information)

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Toyota Motor Corp. mentioned its international output hit a file for November, thanks partially to strong client demand, although it warned of an unsure outlook because of a persistent scarcity of semiconductors and spikes in COVID circumstances in China.

The world’s No. 1 automaker produced 833,104 automobiles in November, a rise of 1.5% from a 12 months earlier. International gross sales rose 2.9% to 796,484 models, the corporate mentioned in a press release Dec. 26.

The output for automobiles displays strong demand in areas akin to North America, and a rebound from a 12 months earlier when COVID infections in Southeast Asia disrupted provide chains. The auto business continues to be dogged by shortages of chips and different automobile elements, whereas it additionally will face challenges stemming from the speedy unfold of COVID circumstances throughout China.

In early November, Toyota lower its international manufacturing goal for the fiscal 12 months by way of March whereas sticking with a conservative revenue outlook due to chip shortages.

Toyota’s home output for November declined 3.3% from a 12 months earlier to 266,174 models, whereas abroad output was up 3.8% to 566,930 models, in line with the assertion.

Together with automobiles assembled by subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co. and Hino Motors Ltd., output and gross sales totaled 982,552 models and 884,112 models, respectively.

Individually, Nissan Motor Co. mentioned international output declined 23% from a 12 months earlier to 248,961 models in November, whereas gross sales slid 26%. Honda Motor Co.’s international manufacturing fell 12% to 325,996 models final month, the primary year-on-year decline in six months.

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