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Sales of new cars in Japan dropped by nearly 30% on Nov 2008

Sales of new cars in Japan dropped by nearly 30 percent last month, this confirmed that the downturn in the auto industry globally is on.

According to data provided by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, November car and truck sales in Japan fell 27.3% to 215,783 units from the same month a year ago, marking the worst November in more than 30 years. Sales of mini cars with engines smaller than 660cc were down by 0.7% to 153,101 units.

Overall, the Japanese car market fell 18.2% in November from a year earlier to 368,884 vehicles. Japan's largest automaker, Toyota, saw its sales fell 27.7% while Honda dropped 21.6%, Nissan 29.5% and Mazda 33%.