Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 74,729 units, down considerably from the 331,376 cars and trucks built last week due to many manufacturers' summer shutdowns and model year changeovers, according to Ward's Automotive Reports.

Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 9,777,562 vehicles, up 4.4 percent from like-1999's pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 29,773 vehicles this week, a decrease of 87.5 percent from the 237,586 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 7,130,254 units, up 3.3 percent from the 6,902,945 vehicles built in like-1999.

This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 13,815, a 74.4 percent decrease from the 54,038 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,682,748 units, up 2.7 percent from the 1,638,655 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 0.0 percent; Ford Motor Co., 0.0 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 42.5 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 0.0 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 25.7 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 0.0 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 0.0 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 0.0 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 8.4 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.0 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.0 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.0 percent; and other manufacturers, 23.7 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 7,127 103,417 26,905 3,061,886 2,987,917 2.5
Trucks 22,646 134,169 26,740 4,068,368 3,915,028 3.9
TOTAL 29,773 237,586 53,645 7,130,254 6,902,945 3.3
Canada
Cars 10,779 28,682 7,622 874,688 873,517 0.1
Trucks 3,036 25,356 4,910 808,060 765,138 5.6
TOTAL 13,815 54,038 12,532 1,682,748 1,638,655 2.7
Mexico
Cars 20,478 22,887 13,547 593,219 550,750 7.7
Trucks 10,663 16,865 8,099 371,341 271,549 36.7
TOTAL 31,141 39,752 21,646 964,560 822,299 17.3
U.S.\Canada\Mexico
Cars 38,384 154,986 48,074 4,529,793 4,412,184 2.7
Trucks 36,345 176,390 39,749 5,247,769 4,951,715 6.0
GRAND 74,729 331,376 87,823 9,777,562 9,363,899 4.4
TOTAL

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