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Toyota, Nissan, Honda set new highs for June overseas output.

TOKYO, July 25 Kyodo


The top three Japanese automakers set new highs in overseas production for June as they continue to shift manufacturing operations to other countries amid the yen's appreciation and power shortages in Japan, according to data released by the three on Wednesday.

Toyota Motor Corp. produced 465,123 vehicles at overseas plants in June, up 35.1 percent over a year earlier, led by output gains in many regions including Asia and North America.

Nissan Motor Co. rolled out 338,757 units abroad, up 6.7 percent, while Honda Motor Co. boosted overseas production by 122.5 percent to 278,295 units.

Domestic production increased 24.8 percent to 311,672 units at Toyota and 112.6 percent to 92,021 at Honda. Nissan assembled 2.5 percent fewer cars to 99,800 units.

Toyota sold 158,391 cars in Japan, up 73.0 percent, while Nissan and Honda saw domestic sales grow 2.2 percent and 93.4 percent to 56,893 and 75,002 units, respectively.

Exports increased 40.3 percent to 176,953 units at Toyota and 36.9 percent to 17,202 units at Honda, while Nissan reported a 15.3 percent drop in exports to 63,590 vehicles.
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Date:Jul 30, 2012
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