Consolidated net income at Toyota Motor Corporation climbed 11.4% to 584 billion yen year on year for the six months to September 30.

Revenue increased 9.7% to 9.0 trillion yen and operating income rose 12.8% to 866.2 billion yen. Income before taxes, minority interest and equity earnings of affiliated companies was up 12.5% to 913.2 billion yen.

In a statement, Toyota said all of these figures were record highs, with net revenues and operating income for the first six months increasing year-over-year for the fifth consecutive term.

TMC also announced a first-half cash dividend of 25 yen, an increase of five yen per share compared with the same period last year.

Consolidated sales reached a record high of 3.56 million vehicles, an increase of 397,000 vehicles compared to a year ago.

In Japan, despite unfavourable conditions, market share of Toyota brand vehicles (excluding minivehicles) rose to 44.6%, a 2.1% increase. Vehicle sales increased by 25,000 vehicles, to 1.1 million, supported by the introduction of new products.

Sales in North America increased 121,000 to 1.12 million and market share set a new record at 12.1%. European sales increased by 35,000 vehicles to 476,000.

Sales in other regions including Asia and Africa increased 33.5% to 859,000.

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