production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated
346,244 units, down from the 354,944 cars and trucks built last week, according
to Ward’s Automotive Reports.

Including this week’s estimates, calendar year North American output now totals
5,976,810 vehicles, down 15.6 percent from like-2000’s pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 259,977 vehicles this week,
down 2.4 percent from the 266,432 cars and trucks built last week. To date,
calendar 2001 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 4,293,194 units, down
17.2 percent from the 5,186,468 vehicles built in like-2000.

This week’s Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 54,181, a 1.6 percent
increase from the 53,324 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2001
Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,004,513 units, down 18.8 percent
compared to the 1,236,904 vehicles produced in like-2000.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General
Motors Corp. accounted for 31.5 percent; Ford Motor Co., 30.4 percent; Chrysler
of DaimlerChrysler, 15.7 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 5.3 percent; Toyota
Motor Mfg. Inc., 4.9 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.5 percent; New United
Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.8 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.8 percent; Mitsubishi
Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.5 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.7
percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.6 percent; BMW of North America
Inc., 0.9 percent; and other manufacturers, 1.4 percent.

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