Toyota, Nissan domestic output down in February; Honda logs growth


Major automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. on Monday reported declines in domestic production for February, while Honda Motor Co. saw output grow.

Toyota’s domestic production fell 18.8 percent from the previous year to 223,850 units, while Nissan’s declined 1.6 percent to 83,835 units. Honda manufactured 75,348 cars in the month, up 18.5 percent, for the second consecutive month of growth.

Toyota sold 118,587 cars in February, down 11.1 percent, while its exports fell 14.3 percent to 120,327 units.

Nissan’s domestic car sales totaled 62,872, down 2.8 percent and its exports fell 16.2 percent to 42,010 cars.

Honda also saw a 3.7 percent fall in its domestic sales to 69,015 cars. But its exports surged more than fivefold to 11,046 units, for eight consecutive months of growth.