Japanese automakers’ China car sales tumble in September

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BEIJING, Oct 11 (Businesshala) – Japanese automakers Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.T), Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) and Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) reported chip shortages in China in September. View your sales. The production of vehicles in the world’s largest car market has been affected.

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Honda said it sold 121,448 vehicles in China last month, down 28% from a year earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic and component shortages.

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Nissan said it sold 104,443 cars, a 26% drop due to “external headwinds that include the ongoing pandemic, lack of cross-industry materials, slowdown and increased competition.”

Toyota said it sold 115,000 cars, a drop of 36 per cent.

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Separately, US automaker General Motors Co. (GM.N), which only reports quarterly China sales, said it sold more than 623,000 in July to September, up 19 percent from the same period last year. % is low, “affected by ongoing global semiconductor supply chain disruption.”

Reporting by Yili Sun and Brenda Goh; Editing by Christopher Cushing

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