Toyota to Outsource Production in Mideast, Africa, Yomiuri Says

Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), Japan’s biggest carmaker, will begin outsourcing production to local manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, the Yomiuri newspaper reported today.

Toyota will contract to have as many as 10,000 vehicles, including SUVs and pickup trucks, manufactured in the two regions annually, the Yomiuri said, without citing any source for the information.

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