March global sales slump spells trouble ahead for Japan's carmakers

April 28, 2020
TOKYO (Reuters) - Global vehicle sales by Japanese automakers dropped by 34% in March when the coronavirus outbreak spread worldwide, and are set to fall further in the months ahead as the crisis continues.

Chinese carmakers move into Myanmar to battle Japanese rivals

April 23, 2020
Chinese carmakers are ramping up production in Myanmar as they go head to head with dominant and entrenched Japanese rivals in the fast-growing market.

Japan automakers pump brakes on expansion worldwide

April 21, 2020
Japanese automakers have put plant construction on hold around the world as the coronavirus outbreak spreads, reassessing plans to scale up capacity amid an increasingly clouded market outlook.

South Korea's April 1-20 exports collapse as pandemic paralyses production, demand

April 21, 2020
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean exports plunged nearly 27% in the first 20 days of April as the coronavirus health crisis paralysed global manufacturing activity and crushed consumer demand.

Suzuki invests $100m to raise Myanmar production capacity

March 23, 2020
TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor announced on Monday that it will increase production at one of its factories in Myanmar. It will introduce a new line for four-wheeled vehicles at its plant in southeastern Yangon that will handle tasks like painting car bodies. Suzuki has two factories in the country.

China's auto industry stuck below 40% of production capacity

March 13, 2020
BEIJING -- Chinese auto manufacturers are operating at less than 40% of capacity, even with most of their production facilities back online, an industry group said Thursday.
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