Vehicle production last week in the US, Canada and Mexico was expected to hit an estimated 336,139 units, down 1.9% from the 342,679 cars and trucks built the previous week, according to WardsAuto.com.
Including last week’s estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 5,247,277 vehicles, down 1.9% from like-2004’s pace.
In the US, automakers were expected to produce 257,299 vehicles last week, up 0.7% from the 255,575 cars and trucks built the previous week. To date, calendar 2005 US vehicle output totals an estimated 3,947,501 units, down 1.4% compared to the 4,005,492 vehicles built in like-2004.
Last week’s Canadian vehicle production was estimated at 46,003, a decrease of 14.6% from the 53,877 units assembled the previous week. Estimated calendar-2005 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 831,020 units, down 3.2% compared to the 858,713 vehicles produced in like-2004.
Of the cars and trucks slated for production last week in the US, General Motors Corp. accounted for 28.9%; Ford Motor Co., 23.9%; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler , 15.7%; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 7.2%; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 7.0%; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 6.1%; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.1%; BMW of North America Inc., 1.1%; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 0.8%; AutoAlliance International Inc., 2.0%; Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., 1.0%; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler , 0.3%; and other manufacturers, 2.9%.