The world's top automaker reported an operating profit of 353 billion yen, from a loss a year ago, a better-than-expected result that underscored its rebound from the natural disasters that blighted 2011.
Toyota, which regained its crown as the world's best-selling automaker in the first half of 2012, said it now expects to sell 9.76 million cars and light trucks globally in 2012. That was up almost 2 percent from its previous forecast.
The automaker posted a quarterly operating profit of 353 billion yen, compared with a 108-billion yen loss a year ago when production was disrupted by the March earthquake in Japan.
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