Japanese production of cars, trucks and buses in August fell 25.9% year on year to 571,787 units for the 11th straight month of decline though the rate of decline slowed for the sixth consecutive month, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) said.

Car production fell 24.6% to 493,661 units, truck output 32.9% to 71,698 units and bus production 31.9% to 6,428 units.

Exports last month plunged 44.6% to 275,186 units for the 11th straight month of decline, Kyodo News noted.