Toyota says June China auto sales down 7.6 pct y/y
(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and its two Chinese joint ventures sold about 71,000 vehicles inChinain June, down 7.6 percent from a year earlier, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday.
That followed a 2.7 percent year-on-year rise in May and a 12.4 percent increase in April.
In the first six months of the year, Japan's biggest automaker sold about 465,900 vehicles, up 11.7 percent from a year earlier.
Toyota this year aims to sell more than 1.1 million vehicles inChina. If accomplished, this would see the carmaker surpass annual sales of 1 million vehicles in China for the first time, a target it originally aimed for in 2010.
Last year, Toyota sold 917,500 vehicles in China.
Toyota operates joint ventures in China with China FAW Group Corp and Guangzhou Automobile Group .
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