Feb 20 Toyota Motor Corp will ramp up
production in Japan in April by about 10 percent on
higher-than-expected domestic sales and increased profitability
of exports due to a weaker yen, the Nikkei reported.
The automaker will raise daily production by about 1,000
vehicles to a little over 13,000, and is considering maintaining
that level in May, the Japanese daily said.
Anticipating new-vehicle sales to decline after the end of
the eco-car subsidies last year, the automaker had planned to
cut its daily output to 12,000 vehicles from 14,000 in the
January-March period, the Nikkei said.
The world's best-selling automaker raised its annual profit
forecast in February, banking on stronger sales in its key U.S.
market and a boost from a weaker yen.