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November 7, 2005

USA: Canadian vehicle production down 2.4% year on year

Vehicle production last week in the US, Canada and Mexico was expected to hit an estimated 319,610 units, down 11% from the 359,187 cars and trucks built the previous week, according to WardsAuto.com.

Vehicle production last week in the US, Canada and Mexico was expected to hit an estimated 319,610 units, down 11% from the 359,187 cars and trucks built the previous week, according to WardsAuto.com.

Including last week’s estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 14,062,654 vehicles, up 0.3% year on year.

US automakers were expected to produce 231,801 vehicles last week, down 8.3% from the 252,889 cars and trucks built the previous week. To date, calendar 2005 US vehicle output totals an estimated 10,400,792 units, up 0.3% compared to the 10,367,599 vehicles built in like-2004.

Last week’s Canadian vehicle production was estimated at 54,738, a decrease of 14.7% from the 64,194 units assembled the previous week. Estimated calendar 2005 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 2,265,311 units, down 2.4% compared to the 2,321,042 vehicles produced in like-2004.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production last week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 28.4%; Ford Motor Co., 20.0%; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 13.7%; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 8.4%; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 7.6%; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 7.8%; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.5%; AutoAlliance International Inc., 1.9%; Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., 1.2%; BMW of North America Inc., 1.1%; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 0.9%; Mercedes-Benz US of DaimlerChrysler, 0.9%; and other manufacturers, 4.6%.

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