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Japanese automakers post double-digit China sales growth in July

FILE PHOTO: Nissan logo is pictured during the media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai

BEIJING (Reuters) – Japanese automakers’ China sales grew by more than 10% from a year earlier in July as the world’s biggest auto market sustained its recovery.

Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> said on Wednesday its sales in China rose 11.6% last month from a year earlier to 120,945 vehicles. China is a market that Nissan is focusing on as the embattled car maker struggles to fix problems from ousted leader Carlos Ghosn’s aggressive expansion drive.

Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> sold around 165,600 cars last month in China, up 19.1% year-on-year. Of the total, 22,300 came from its premium Lexus brand, which showed a 38.6% sales jump compared to a year earlier.

Honda Motor Co <7267.T> said on Wednesday it sold 136,646 vehicles in China in July, up 17.8%.

(Reporting by Yilei Sun and Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Kim Coghill and Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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