Due to a persistent shortage of semiconductors and spikes in Covid cases in China.Toyota Motor Corp. said its global output hit a record for November, thanks in part to solid consumer demand, though it warned of an uncertain outlook .
The world’s No. 1 automaker produced 833,104 vehicles last month, an increase of 1.5% from a year earlier. Global sales rose 2.9% to 796,484 units, the company said in a statement on Monday. The auto industry is still dogged by shortages of chips and other car parts, while it will also face challenges stemming from the rapid spread of Covid cases across China.
From a year earlier when Covid infections in Southeast Asia disrupted supply chains. The output for vehicles reflects solid demand in areas such as North America.
Toyota’s domestic output for November declined 3.3% from a year earlier to 266,174 units, while overseas output was up 3.8% to 566,930 units, according to the statement. Toyota shares edged up 0.3% in Tokyo, paring the decline this year 13%.
Including vehicles assembled by subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co. and Hino Motors Ltd., output and sales totaled 982,552 units and 884,112 units, respectively.
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