Toyota will shut its three production lines temporarily next month due to shortages in chip supply. Due to the said cut, there will be 20 thousand losses in the production of the company.

The chip crisis that broke out in the automotive world continues to adversely affect production. Finally, Toyota announced that it will cease production at two plants in Japan next month.

In the statement made by the company, it was stated that production will cease in a total of three production lines in two facilities. At Toyota’s Iwate plant, the line on which the C-HR is produced will not run for 8 days from June 7. The production line of Yaris and Yaris Cross at the same facility will remain closed for 5 days starting from the same date.

From the same date, the line where Yaris Cross is produced at the Miyagi Prefecture factory will not run for three days. With this decision, Toyota will stop production in its own country for the first time due to the disruptions in chip supply. According to the news of Nikkei Asia, there will be 20 thousand losses in the production of the Japanese brand due to this disruption.

This figure corresponds to less than 1 percent of the production that took place in the fiscal year ending in March. Therefore, when we consider this news only, although the numbers are not very pessimistic, the global dimension of the business is a little bigger. Because, according to AlixPartners’ recent report, there will be 3.9 million losses in global vehicle production this year due to the chip crisis. This will cost the producers around 110 billion dollars.

The chip crisis that broke out in the first quarter of this year got worse in the second quarter. Moreover, it is said that the situation will not return to normal before 2022. As such, one more reason can be added to the price increases in our country, which are already dependent on cotton yarn.


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