Toyota car sales and production hit record highs

The carmaker produced over 1 million vehicles in June

Electric vehicle sales at Toyota have quintupled in the first six months of the year. Picture: Jeroen Peeters

Toyota manufactured and sold a record number of vehicles in June as operations continued to recover from a shortage of semiconductors and other parts.

Global sales — including those of subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co. and Hino Motors Ltd. — rose 9 per cent to 968,801 cars in June, Toyota said Friday. Monthly output rose almost 10 per cent to just over 1 million vehicles.

Sales increased the most in Japan, Africa, Europe and North America. ...