Exports of cars, trucks and buses in July rose 14.1 percent from the same month of the previous year to 422,919 units, the seventh consecutive month of increases, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said Friday.

Car exports totaled 358,957 units, up 12.3 percent from the same month last year. Truck exports rose 26.4 percent to 59,551 units, while 4,411 buses were shipped overseas, up 12.3 percent, the group reported.

By region, exports to other parts of Asia jumped 46.1 percent to 42,804 units, while those to Europe rose 16.8 percent to 90,138 units. Exports to North America increased 7.1 percent to 180,105 units.

On a value basis, exports of automobiles and auto parts increased 17.4 percent to $8.17 billion in July, it said.

Exports of motorcycles in July rose 3.8 percent from the same month last year to 115,402 units, the first rise in 11 months, JAMA said.

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