Japanese OEMs’ production and exports — especially to North America — were cut back in October compared to the previous year, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).
Production fell 3.5 percent compared to the previous year period and represents a decrease in production on the same month of the previous year for the second straight month. Total production this October was 152,461 units, JAMA reported.
Exports fell for the first time in three months. The export of 115,401 motorcycles represents a 9.5 percent decrease compared to October 2006.
Exports to North America were decreased even more, falling 33.4 percent compared to the previous year month.
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