Toyota reported that sales results for the first half of the year rose – the first increase in two years – as the industrywide chip supply constraints eased in the wake of the pandemic.
The Japanese automaker said worldwide sales, production and exports were up year-over-year, sales by 5.1% to nearly five million units. That includes luxury line Lexus.
Sales in its home country surged 33% to over 878,000, while those in the U.S. fell 0.7% to a little more than a million.
Toyota said its global production reached a record high, up 12% to 4.9 million units on “solid” demand.
Exports rose 8.5% to more than 879,000 units, also the first increase in two years, it said.