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TOYOTA U.S.-BUILT EXPORTS ON THE RISE THROUGH OCTOBER

 TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A. Inc. today reported U.S.-built vehicle exports through October calendar year-to-date (CYTD).
 "We are exporting more American-made Toyotas than ever -- nearly one out of every 10 Toyotas built in the United States," said Doug West, TMS group vice president for export and logistics operations. "By the mid- '90s we will export at least 80,000 vehicles annually."
 Toyota has exported over $520 million worth of U.S.-built Toyota vehicles CYTD. Exports rose 21.6 percent to 35,738 vehicles. Toyota exports the compact Corolla sedan built in Fremont, Calif., and the mid- size Camry series built in Georgetown, Ky. The Camry Coupe and Wagon are built exclusively at Georgetown for the U.S. market and for export. Leading the October CYTD exports were U.S.-made Toyotas to Asia, with 33,677 vehicles shipped, a 38.9 percent increase over the same period last year. Exports to Asia included 20,500 California-built Corolla compact sedans and 13,177 Kentucky-built Camry mid-size sedans and wagons.
 Right-hand-drive Toyotas exported from the United States to Japan rose 230.6 percent to 6,083, while those exported to the United Kingdom declined 87.8 percent to 76.
 Total U.S.-built Toyota exports to Europe declined 80 percent to 1,465. Exports to the Middle East rose 88.9 percent to 595.
 U.S.-built Toyotas are exported from the ports of Long Beach and Benicia in California, as well as the ports of Newark, N.J., and Wilmington, Del.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: With this release, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. begins reporting exports of U.S.-made Toyota vehicles on a monthly basis./
 /CONTACT: Jim Fewel or John Hanson, 310-618-4649 or 310-618-4718/


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