Posted Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 10:55pm

Japan automakers’ domestic output falls nearly 50% in Sept.

Total domestic output by eight major Japanese automakers fell 49.7 percent in September from a year earlier to 398,075 units amid an ongoing global chip shortage and delays in procuring parts from Southeast Asia due to the COVID-19 resurgence this summer, data showed Thursday.
The drop was the sharpest since May last year, when domestic production fell 61.8 percent from a year earlier due to the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus, and marks the second consecutive month domestic output has fallen below the previous year.