USA: This week's production up on last week, down 16.4% y/y
In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 256,584 vehicles this week, up 15.9 percent from the 221,364 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2001 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 3,759,578 units, down 18.3 percent from the 4,603,764 vehicles built in like-2000.
This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 57,117, a 19.6 percent increase from the 47,769 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2001 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 893,678 units, down 18.8 percent compared to the 1,100,143 vehicles produced in like-2000.
Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General
Motors Corp. accounted for 30.7 percent; Ford Motor Co., 31.2 percent; Chrysler
of DaimlerChrysler, 15.0 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 5.3 percent; Toyota
Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.0 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.3 percent; New United
Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.9 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 2.0 percent; Mitsubishi
Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.6 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.9
percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.7 percent; BMW of North America
Inc., 0.8 percent; and other manufacturers, 1.6 percent.
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