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TOKYO, March 14 Toyota Motor Co said on
Monday that it plans to suspend all production in Japan at least
until March 16 following Friday's massive earthquake in
The automaker said that the planned production halt from
March 14 to March 16 would reduce output by 40,000 vehicles.
Toyota has said it halted production at all of its 12
factories in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami
that struck the northeast coast of Japan [ID:L3E7EE0BS]
Toyota made 234,045 vehicles in January in Japan, where it
produces 38 percent of its cars.
Toyota's shares were trading down 7.7 percent at 3,320 yen
on Monday, while the benchmark Nikkei 225 average
dropped 6.1 percent.
(Reporting by Kentaro Sugiyama; Editing by Edmund Klamann)