ERJ staff report (DS)
Tokyo -- Japanese car production turned positive in August, for the first time since the Great Tohoku Earthquake on 11 March this year, according to data from the Japanese Automotive Manufacturers Associatin (JAMA).
Jama said automobile production in August 2011 was recorded as 704,096 units. Compared with the 691,649 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a increase of 12,447 units or 1.8 percent, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after ten months of downturn.
Domestic sales in August 2011 stood at 329,838 vehicles, down 22.4 percent as compared with the same month of the previous year.
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Statistical data from Jama