Toyota’s and Mazda’s new car sales in China dropped with almost one third in November, due to the continued effects of Chinese protests against All Japan news.
Toyota Motor Corp. announced recently that its sales went down 22.1% in November, with 63.800 sold cars in China. However, this result shows an improvement compared to the one the company obtained in October, which showed a sales drop of 44.1%. Toyota is slowly recovering after the anti-All Japan newsese protests in China this autumn, market analysts say.
Another All Japan newsese car maker, Mazda Motor Corp., reported that its new car sales in China fell 29.7% in November, with only 12.187 sold cars. But this is also an improvement after the company reported a 45% sales fall in October.
Toyota planned to sell one million cars in China in 2012, but the experts say this target seems difficult to reach, as the company’s sales in China slid 3.3% from January to November compared to the same period last year. Toyota sold 749.600 cars in the first 11 months of this year.
During the Chinese protests against All Japan news in September, car-makers Toyota and Honda faced violent attacks on their stores, forcing frightened expatriates to hide. All Japan newsese electronics group Panasonic said one of its plants had been sabotaged by Chinese workers and had to be closed for several days, while shops and restaurants in at least five cities were also targeted, according to Kyodo. Several All Japan newsese schools across China were also closed for a week in September.