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Manufacturing in Japan

  • Japanese auto sales increased sharply at the start of the year,

    JAPAN, 2014/02/03 Japanese auto sales increased sharply at the start of the year, the Japan Automobile Dealers' Association said Monday. Auto sales advanced 27.5 % from last year to 292,446 units in January. Sales were up 18.7 % in December. The automobile manufacturers' association last week said request for new vehicles is set to fall 9.8 % this year as sales tax hikes will curb request. It expects the sales to total 4.85 million in 2014.