Toyota Thailand is leading the country’s auto makers in cutting its production by more than half due to a shortage of parts from Japan as a result of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The local industry now is predicting a 220,000-unit drop in output over the next three months. Thailand Automotive Institute Executive Director Vallop Tiasiri says the industry had scheduled production of 130,000 vehicles in April, 150,000 in May and 160,000 in June, but that now is being halved. ...

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