Toyota 2008 global sales down 4 per cent

Toyota Motor said its group-wide global sales fell 4 per cent to 8.972 million vehicles in 2008.

Written by Reuters | Tokyo | Published: January 20, 2009 10:06 am

Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday its group-wide global sales fell 4 per cent to 8.972 million vehicles in 2008,dragged down by a sharp decline in the main markets of North America,Europe and Japan.

For the parent only,which excludes minivehicle maker Daihatsu Motor Co and truck unit Hino Motors Ltd,sales fell 5 per cent to 7.996 million vehicles,it said in a statement.

Sales at the two units rose from 2007.

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