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Japanese automakers' China sales grew by more than 10% from a year earlier in July as the world's biggest auto market sustained its recovery.

Nissan Motor Co said on Wednesday its sales in China rose 11.6% last month from a year earlier to 120,945 vehicles. China is a market that Nissan is focusing on as the embattled car maker struggles to fix problems from ousted leader Carlos Ghosn's aggressive expansion drive.

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Toyota Motor Corp sold around 165,600 cars last month in China, up 19.1% year-on-year. Of the total, 22,300 came from its premium Lexus brand, which showed a 38.6% sales jump compared to a year earlier.

Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it sold 136,646 vehicles in China in July, up 17.8%.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.