Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 16,113,560 vehicles, up 1.4 percent from like-1999's pace.
In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 209,404 vehicles this week, a decrease of 13.6 percent from the 242,412 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 11,696,697 units, down 0.7 percent from the 11,773,942 vehicles built in like-1999.
This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 63,171, a 19.7 percent increase from the 52,753 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 2,688,221 units, down 1.6 percent compared to the 2,730,843 vehicles produced in like-1999.
Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 31.4 percent; Ford Motor Co., 27.1 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 12.3 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.3 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 6.1 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.9 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.5 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 2.1 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 2.4 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.8 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 1.0 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 1.0 percent; and other manufacturers, 2.1 percent.
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