Honda and Nissan saw China deliveries decline for the third straight month in July due to tight semiconductor chip supplies. But Toyota reported a sales rise for the month.
The two major Japanese brands each logged a decrease of 21 percent from a year earlier, according to data released this week by their China offices.
Honda delivered 108,139 vehicles while Nissan sold 95,783 cars and light trucks.
In addition to the chip shortage, torrential rainfall in the north China city of Zhengzhou also put a dent in Nissan’s China operations.
Flooding caused by the rainfall in Zhengzhou forced Nissan’s light-vehicle joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group to suspend production at a local plant for two days beginning July 23, Nissan’s China office said.
The Zhengzhou factory assembles the Nissan Navara pickup and Nissan Terra crossover. It also builds pickups for the Dongfeng marque.
Toyota Motor Co. said it sold 170,200 vehicles in China last month, an increase of 2.8 percent.
In the first seven months of 2021, Nissan and Honda still achieved impressive sales growth in China behind robust first-quarter volume.
Honda sales in the 7-month period advanced 20 percent to 894,672 while Nissan deliveries gained 12 percent to 802,133.
Toyota didn't disclose its China sales for the first seven months.
Reuters contributed to this story.