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Japan's Jan. vehicle output falls for 5th straight month.

TOKYO, Feb. 28 Kyodo

Japan's vehicle production in January dropped 9.9 percent from a year earlier to 754,054 units for the fifth straight month of decline, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said Thursday.

The consecutive drop followed last September's termination of government subsidies for environmentally friendly vehicle purchases.

Passenger car output declined 10.7 percent to 642,751 units. Compact car output plunged 21.9 percent, while minicars no larger than 660 cc increased 2.6 percent.

Truck output fell 6.7 percent to 100,360 units while bus production increased 11.8 percent to 10,943 units.

Japan's vehicle exports in January declined 9.1 percent from a year earlier to 345,554 units for the sixth straight month of decline.
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Date:Mar 4, 2013
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