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Toyota to halt more Japan production in June, July -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Toyota Motor Corp. workers work in an assembly line at its Motomachi plant, Toyota, Aichi prefecture. Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato


(Reuters) –Toyota Motor Corp announced Thursday that it will suspend production at its domestic factories in June and July because of shortages in semiconductors and a COVID-19 epidemic at one supplier.

Thursday’s announcement was the third time that the world’s biggest automaker has modified its June production plan. This is a decrease of about 12% compared to its initial plan.

According to the company, it now plans to produce 750,000 vehicles in total worldwide during July. It didn’t reveal the number of vehicles it plans to produce in July.

The global production goal of 9.7 million cars was not changed by the company.

Toyota previously mentioned parts shortages due to COVID-19 lockdowns China and shortages of semiconductors for reasons why it had made production adjustments.

It cited staffing problems at one supplier as a result of an epidemic of COVID-19, and another supplier’s production equipment problem.