Suzuki chopped by chip shortage, inventories buffering shipments for now

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Suzuki has expressed long-term supply chain concerns stating “we expect chips, batteries and others to always be in tight supply” during the shift to electric vehicles. The firm also likely faces short-term challenges, shown by total production linked to the firm which fell 53.4% in May 2021 compared to May 2019. The big seven automakers in Japan in total have also reported a 32.6% slide in their combined global production over the same period as well as a 26.9% drop in exports of vehicles by the group from Japan. U.S. seaborne imports of vehicles from Japan meanwhile fell by 46.3% in Ma...

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