Toyota Motor said 13.8 percent more vehicles (787,800) were produced at its plants worldwide in April than in the same month last year.

Sales by the Japanese automaker last month rose 4.9 percent globally to 800.8 vehicles.

This is a record for Toyota, TASS notes. They show that the company is overcoming the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and the shortage of semiconductors, Kyodo writes.

In China, sales of the Japanese auto giant jumped 51.9 percent in April amid the lifting of many restrictions against the spread of the coronavirus.

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Toyota said it also performed well in markets in Europe and North America, as well as at home in Japan, where its sales last month rose 21.5 percent to 125,326 vehicles.