July 1, 2020 / 5:35 AM / a day ago

Japan's new auto sales skid 23% y/y in June - industry data

FILE PHOTO: People walk beside test-driving cars outside a car maker's showroom in Tokyo May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese new auto sales dropped by nearly a quarter in June from a year earlier as consumers continued to hit the brakes on car purchases in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, industry association data showed on Wednesday.

Total vehicle sales fell 23% in June from the same month a year earlier to 347,371 units, according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and an association for dealers of Japan’s “kei” mini cars.

Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Editing by Tom Hogue

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