Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 396,054 units, up from the 347,771 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward’s Automotive Reports.

Including this week’s estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 6,687,671 vehicles, up 4.0 percent from like-1999’s pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 292,432 vehicles this week, an increase of 16.1 percent from the 251,946 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 4,895,751 units, up 3.1 percent from the 4,746,427 vehicles built in like- 1999.

This week’s Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 68,313, a 20.2 percent increase from the 56,826 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,167,696 units, up 2.9 percent from the 1,135,160 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 34.5 percent; Ford Motor Co., 29.1 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler , 15.1 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 4.7 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 4.3 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.3 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.7 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.6 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 1.1 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.2 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.6 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.5 percent; and other manufacturers, 2.3 percent.

NORTH AMERICA FACTORY PRODUCTION
This Week Last Week Same Week To Date To Date Pct. Change
Estimated Revised Last Year 2000 1999 2000 vs. 1999
U.S.
Cars 124,470 112,031 120,487 2,097,095 2,058,011 1.9
Trucks 167,962 139,915 163,872 2,798,656 2,688,416 4.1
TOTAL 292,432 251,946 284,359 4,895,751 4,746,427 3.1
Canada
Cars 34,455 28,710 35,288 604,710 607,600 -0.5
Trucks 33,858 28,116 31,331 562,986 527,560 6.7
TOTAL 68,313 56,826 66,619 1,167,696 1,135,160 2.9
Mexico
Cars 22,355 22,776 19,736 389,287 378,710 2.8
Trucks 12,954 16,223 11,299 234,937 171,701 36.8
TOTAL 35,309 38,999 31,035 624,224 550,411 13.4
U.S.Canada Mexico
Cars 181,280 163,517 175,511 3,091,092 3,044,321 1.5
Trucks 214,774 184,254 206,502 3,596,579 3,387,677 6.2
GRAND 396,054 347,771 382,013 6,687,671 6,431,998 4.0
TOTAL

Note: All figures include medium- and heavy-duty truck production.