Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 350,402 units, down from the 356,153 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward's Automotive Reports.

Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 11,242,314 vehicles, up 4.3 percent from like-1999's pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 252,819 vehicles this week, a decrease of 2.3 percent from the 258,795 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 8,179,955 units, up 3.0 percent from the 7,941,928 vehicles built in like- 1999.

This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 57,103, a 1.4 percent increase from the 56,330 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,893,931 units, up 1.2 percent from the 1,871,456 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 31.8 percent; Ford Motor Co., 35.7 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 8.7 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 5.3 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.0 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.9 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.9 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.7 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.9 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.7 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.6 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.5 percent; and other manufacturers, 2.3 percent.


NORTH AMERICA FACTORY PRODUCTION
This Week Last Week Same Week To Date To Date Pct. Change
Estimated Revised Last Year 2000 1999 2000 vs. 1999
U.S.
Cars 109,208 117,881 116,235 3,542,149 3,434,455 3.1
Trucks 143,611 140,914 150,702 4,637,806 4,507,473 2.9
TOTAL 252,819 258,795 266,937 8,179,955 7,941,928 3.0
Canada
Cars 30,333 27,488 33,492 987,434 1,002,781 -1.5
Trucks 26,770 28,842 31,371 906,497 868,675 4.4
TOTAL 57,103 56,330 64,863 1,893,931 1,871,456 1.2
Mexico
Cars 24,381 24,590 13,795 711,431 636,006 11.9
Trucks 16,099 16,438 13,219 456,997 329,374 38.7
TOTAL 40,480 41,028 27,014 1,168,428 965,380 21.0
U.S.\Canada\Mexico
Cars 163,922 169,959 163,522 5,241,014 5,073,242 3.3
Trucks 186,480 186,194 195,292 6,001,300 5,705,522 5.2
GRAND 350,402 356,153 358,814 11,242,314 10,778,764 4.3
TOTAL