Toyota announced its car production in Japan went down 62.7% in March due to a parts supply shortage following the earthquake and tsunami.
Toyota, the world’s top-selling carmaker last year, said its domestic production in March was 129,491 vehicles.
Toyota’s global production dropped 29.9% year-on-year to 542,465 vehicles for the month.
The magnitude-9.0 earthquake and following tsunami on March 11 destroyed many factories in north eastern Japan, causing severe parts shortages for Toyota and other carmakers.
The supply shortage forced Toyota to suspend production in Japan, resulting in a production loss of 260,000 cars so far.
After the devastating Earthquake Toyata Turkey announced, that production in Turkey would continue unhindered.