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Toyota August U.S. sales fall 13 percent

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota says its August U.S. sales fell
13 percent because of supply shortages caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The Japanese automaker has struggled to stock its dealerships
with enough vehicles in the months since the disaster, which struck
in March.
Toyota's sales totaled 129,483 cars and trucks last month, down
from 148,388 a year earlier.
Sales of its popular Prius hybrid fell 20 percent, while Corolla
sales dropped 19 percent.
Camry sales declined nearly 2 percent. New versions of the Camry
go on sale next month.
Toyota says its supply situation continues to improve and North
American production is expected to return to 100 percent this
month.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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