• Kyodo


New vehicle sales in April sank 28.6 percent from a year ago to 270,393 units, dropping for the seventh consecutive month as the coronavirus shrank demand, data from industry bodies showed Friday.

Excluding minivehicles, car sales in the reporting month fell 25.5 percent from a year earlier to 172,138 units, marking the third-weakest April since comparable data became available in 1968, according to the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.

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