Japan Used Vehicle Sales Down 4.6 Pct in May

Economy

Tokyo, June 12 (Jiji Press)--Sales of used vehicles in Japan in May dropped 4.6 pct year on year to 300,239 units, marking their first decline in two months, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said Wednesday.

The data does not cover minivehicles, or vehicles with engine displacement of up to 660 cc.

Sales of used passenger cars fell 3.6 pct to 262,901 units. Of them, compact car sales dropped 7.3 pct and those of larger cars edged down 0.4 pct.

Sales of cargo vehicles dropped 11.8 pct to 30,179 units. Bus sales rose 7.7 pct to 1,205 units.

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