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Toyota Motor Corp. new car sales in China surged in May, the manufacturer said Thursday, underscoring its business in the country is recovering with concern over the new coronavirus outbreak easing.

Sales in the country for Toyota, Japan’s largest automaker, rose 20.1 percent from a year earlier to 166,300 units last month, after edging up 0.2 percent in April. They fell 15.9 percent in March when the spread of the pneumonia-causing virus was stifling the Chinese economy.

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