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Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it expects to produce cars in Japan in August almost in line with its plan set before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted global manufacturing, in a recovery helped by "strong global demand."

The domestic production next month will be around 3 percent less than the initial plan compiled in December, it said. The carmaker has resumed operations at almost all of its plants around the world following suspension due to the outbreak, although the production levels have yet to fully recover.

Its production in Japan for June and July was below the plan by 40 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

"This recovery trend is expected to continue in the future," Toyota said in a statement.

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