Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 374,332 units, up from the 291,906 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward's Automotive Reports.

Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 10,564,640 vehicles, up 4.8 percent from like-1999's pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 279,800 vehicles this week, an increase of 29.8 percent from the 215,610 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 7,691,302 units, up 3.6 percent from the 7,421,325 vehicles built in like- 1999.

This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 56,721, a 56.0 percent increase from the 36,356 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,785,816 units, up 2.0 percent from the 1,750,309 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 34.7 percent; Ford Motor Co., 31.2 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 12.2 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 5.0 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 4.5 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.7 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.6 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.5 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.8 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.4 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.5 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.6 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 123,064 98,290 107,892 3,323,535 3,213,937 3.4
Trucks 156,736 117,320 140,335 4,367,767 4,207,388 3.8
TOTAL 279,800 215,610 248,227 7,691,302 7,421,325 3.6
Canada
Cars 27,210 21,894 31,938 929,460 938,777 -1.0
Trucks 29,511 14,462 27,685 856,356 811,532 5.5
TOTAL 56,721 36,356 59,623 1,785,816 1,750,309 2.0
Mexico
Cars 23,709 22,811 21,898 662,883 607,545 9.1
Trucks 14,102 17,129 8,621 424,639 302,945 40.2
TOTAL 37,811 39,940 30,519 1,087,522 910,490 19.4
U.S.\Canada\Mexico
Cars 173,983 142,995 161,728 4,915,878 4,760,259 3.3
Trucks 200,349 148,911 176,641 5,648,762 5,321,865 6.1
GRAND 374,332 291,906 338,369 10,564,640 10,082,124 4.8
TOTAL


Note: All figures include medium- and heavy-duty truck production.