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Japan carmakers output falls 21% in April, hit by China lockdowns

Procuring car parts became difficult as strict lockdowns were imposed in Shanghai and other cities

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Eight Japanese carmakers' global production in April declined by a combined 21% from the same month a year ago, at 1.63 million vehicles, with output dragged lower by Covid-19 lockdowns in China, according to announcements released Monday. 

Honda had the biggest drop. Production declined versus the previous year for the second consecutive month as COVID-19 outbreaks continued to haunt China.

Procuring car parts became difficult as strict lockdowns were imposed in Shanghai and other cities.

Out of the eight manufacturers — Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Mazda, Subaru and Daihatsu — seven recorded drops in global auto production.

Honda logged the largest YoY decline,

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First Published: May 31 2022 | 2:24 AM IST

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