TOKYO (AP) — Most Japanese automakers are reporting lackluster vehicle production and sales figures for July.
The results underscore ongoing malaise in the industry as it grapples with a strong yen, a precarious global economy and recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Worldwide production at Toyota Motor Corp. fell 6.1 percent from a year earlier to 594,614 vehicles. Sales in Japan tumbled more than 35 percent, and exports fell 5 percent.
Honda Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. both posted double-digit declines in global production.
The lone outlier is Nissan Motor Co. The Yokohama-based automaker recorded an 18 percent jump in worldwide output in July and an 8 percent rise in global sales.