Japan’s major automakers’ domestic vehicle output in May fell at a slower rate year on year than in April with two even enjoying an increase as they continued to restore production capacity following the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.

Amid parts supply constraints, Toyota Motor said its output in May fell 54.4% to 107,437 units, but the year on year decline narrowed from a plunge of 78.4% in April, Kyodo News reported.

Nissan Motor domestic production edged up 0.8% to 80,036 vehicles in the month, up for the first time in five months, while Mitsubishi Motors‘ output grew 7.7% to 47,013 units, rising for the first time in three months.

Production at home slid 26.1% at Suzuki Motor, 14.8% at Daihatsu Motor and 39.4% at Fuji Heavy Industries, maker of Subaru vehicles.