Toyota Motor, Japan's largest auto maker, plans to produce 800,000 passenger vehicles globally next month which, if realized, will make for the highest January output in its 84-year history, the company announced on December 15. The Central Japan-based auto giant is scrambling to make up production lost at all its plants worldwide since August from the shortage of components after COVID-19 outbreaks disrupted supply chains, it said.
The planned January production is 8.1% higher compared with actual output in January this year, Mysteel Global notes. However, despite the targeted increase next month, the company has not altered its global output forecast of 9 million units for its current business year ending March 31, 2022.
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