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Toyota plants in Europe will not operate until mid-April

Japan's leading automotive concern Toyota (Toyota Motor) will not resume production at some of its plants in European countries until at least April 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kyodo agency said.
We are talking about businesses in Turkey, Portugal, Great Britain, Poland, the Czech Republic and France, which have not been operating since 16 March. The St. Petersburg plant closed from March 28 to April 5, TASS notes.

This is not how all Toyota plants from the European region are currently working. Last year, the company produced around 780,000 vehicles on the Old Continent, BTA supplements.

Because of the coronavirus, the concern previously partially stopped production at plants in North America and Southeast Asia.

Toyota production volume dropped in February by 13.8 percent compared to the same period last year because of the spread of the coronavirus, which was first recorded in China at the end of 2019, and then spread to almost all countries around the world, claiming the lives of over 30 000 people.

The automaker has released 625,000 fewer vehicles than in February 2019. In doing so, the volume of production in China's territory fell by 77.4 percent because of the shutdown of operation of car assembly lines.

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