Vehicle
production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated
293,138 units, down from the 323,985 cars and trucks built last week, according
to Ward’s Automotive Reports.

Including this week’s estimates, calendar year North American output now totals
10,641,893 vehicles, down 12.8 percent from like-2000’s pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 218,746 vehicles this week,
down 10.4 percent from the 244,260 cars and trucks built last week.

To date, calendar 2001 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 7,671,150 units,
down 13.6 percent from the 8,878,879 vehicles built in like-2000.

This week’s Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 46,511, an 8.3 percent
decrease from the 50,724 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2001
Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,738,997 units, down 15.3 percent
compared to the 2,052,322 vehicles produced in like-2000.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General
Motors Corp. accounted for 33.3 percent; Ford Motor Co., 26.1 percent; Chrysler
of DaimlerChrysler, 15.4 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.2 percent; Toyota
Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.6 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.0 percent; New United
Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.3 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.6 percent; Mitsubishi
Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.9 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.0
percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.6 percent; BMW of North America
Inc., 1.4 percent; and other manufacturers, 1.6 percent.


















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Automotive
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The
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