URGENT: Toyota net profit falls 18% to 1.9 tril. yen in April-Dec.

Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday its net profit in the nine months through December fell 18.0 percent to 1.9 trillion yen ($14 billion) from a year ago.

Operating profit slid 17.1 percent to 2.1 trillion yen, on sales of 27.5 trillion yen, up 18.0 percent.

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