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Japan’s automakers Nissan and Suzuki plan to suspend production at their facilities in Japan for three to nine days in June. 


Nissan Japan’s Kyushu factory will halt output on Jun 24, 25, and 28, while there will be production adjustments at the Tochigi and Oppama units, in the same month, following the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage.


Media reports on Friday also hinted at possible inactivity at Nissan’s plant in Mexico. The company had announced cutbacks for May 2021 in April this year. It also forecasted a production loss of 500,000 vehicles between April and September 2021 for the same reason.


Suzuki Motor plans to suspend activity at its Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, facility for three to nine days in June, however, no dates have been disclosed.


Mitsubishi Motors has also indicated a production loss of 30,000 units in five plants across Japan, Thailand, and Indonesia, the company has factored in the impact in its earnings forecast for the year.

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