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Japan’s new car sales down 28.6% in April amid coronavirus spread

  • May 1, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 3:29 p.m.
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TOKYO — Japan’s new vehicle sales fell 28.6 percent in April from a year earlier to 270,393 units for the seventh straight monthly decline as the coronavirus outbreak shrank demand, industry body data showed Friday.


Of the total, sales of minivehicles with engine displacement of up to 660 cc decreased 33.5 percent to 98,255 units, also down for the seventh consecutive month.

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