Production fell at Japan's biggest vehicle maker Toyota in August but was higher at other major car companies compared with last year, Associated Press (AP) reported.

AP said Toyota’s domestic production fell 2.6% from a year ago to 209,802 vehicles as its sales in Japan, including trucks and buses, fell 2.3% to 104,435 vehicles. Toyota's overseas production surged 14.0% to 171,934 vehicles.

Honda reported a 13% climb in domestic production in August to 101,326 vehicles with exports down 0.9% to 35,776 vehicles, AP said.

Nissan production rose 10.5% to 99,058 vehicles in August as both exports and domestic sales increased, AP said.

AP added that Nissan exports rose 22.2% from a year ago to 53,346 vehicles while domestic sales jumped 16.7% year on year to 47,845 units.

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said its domestic output increased 12.2% to 62,973 vehicles in August as a rise in exports offset sliding domestic sales.

AP said that Mitsubishi exported 35,560 vehicles in August, up 27.1% from a year earlier, and sold 23,867 vehicles in Japan, down 11.6% year on year.

Mazda’s Japanese output rose 3.3% to 59,628 vehicles in August, compared to the same month a year ago, AP said, while sales in Japan expanded for the first time in two years to 20,577 vehicles in August, up 2.6% from the same month a year ago due to the popularity of the redesigned Demio (Mazda2).

However, Mazda exports fell 16.4% to 35,826 vehicles, AP added.