Japan Quake Decimates Country's Auto Production

The numbers are simply shocking: Toyota Motor Corp. reported Friday that Japan production in April fell 74.5 percent to 79,341 vehicles while its global production declined 48 percent to 346,297 vehicles. Meanwhile, Honda's production in Japan nose-dived 81.0 percent in April to 14,168 vehicles, while its worldwide production declined 52.

The numbers are simply shocking: Toyota Motor Corp. reported Friday that Japan production in April fell 74.5 percent to 79,341 vehicles while its global production declined 48 percent to 346,297 vehicles. Meanwhile, Honda's production in Japan nose-dived 81.0 percent in April to 14,168 vehicles, while its worldwide production declined 52.9 percent to 138,498. At Nissan, Japan production declined 48.7 percent to 44,193 vehicles, and global production slipped 22.4 percent to 248,024 vehicles.

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