Toyota's Aug. global output mark 1st fall in a year amid parts crunch

Economy

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday its global output dropped 16.2 percent in August from a year earlier to 531,448 units, the first fall in a year, due to parts shortages amid the spread of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia and a semiconductor crunch. Toyota has already announced plans to curb production in September and October, clouding the outlook for an auto sector that has staged a strong recovery in sales in key markets including China and the United States. The world's top-selling automaker has trimmed its output outlook for fiscal 2021 through next March to 9 million units, down 300,000 from i...

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