Overall production of light vehicles in Western Europe has risen from 15,785,827 in 1999 to 16,029,682 in 2000, but capacity utilisation has fallen from 80 percent to 79 percent, according to a study published by Automotive World's 'World Automotive Manufacturing' this month. Renault was the most efficient manufacturer with an overall capacity utilisation of 91 percent, closely followed by DaimlerChrysler (89 percent), Toyota (87 percent), Volkswagen (86 percent), BMW (85 percent), and PSA (83 percent).
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