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Mazda Motor Corp. is suspending vehicle production at its two overseas plants while Daihatsu Motor Co. will do so at four domestic footholds, due to shortages of chips and other parts amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The semiconductor shortage is forcing Mazda to halt output for a total of 10 days at a plant in Thailand and nine days at a Mexican plant this month and is expected to adversary affect output in September as well, company officials said Friday.

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