The Toyota group announced today that it will extend the suspension of its production in North America, its best market, until April 17, due to the impact of the extension of COVID-19.
In principle, Toyota had announced on March 19 that it would suspend all production shifts in the United States, Canada and Mexico for two days from the 23 of this month, but later extended the term to April 3 and today extended the period even further. cease operations in that region.
The United States is Toyota’s main market, as it accounted for 22% of all its global sales last year.
Noting the extent of the suspension of its operations in North America, Toyota recalled that it maintains closed five plants and seven production lines in Japan, initially until April 3, due to the decrease in demand.
Its operations have also been affected in the rest of the world, with the suspension of all or some of the work shifts in factories spread across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
In China, by contrast, where the coronavirus that has spread globally originated, Toyota hopes to resume all operations next week.