Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 375,003 units, down from the 378,936 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward’s Automotive Reports.

Including this week’s estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 15,134,241 vehicles, up 2.4 percent from like-1999’s pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 275,735 vehicles this week, an increase of 1.1 percent from the 272,619 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 11,014,285 units, up 0.6 percent from the 10,951,894 vehicles built in like- 1999.

This week’s Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 58,450, a 7.0 percent decrease from the 62,878 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 2,514,791 units, down 0.7 percent compared to the 2,532,448 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 32.9 percent; Ford Motor Co., 30.0 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 14.9 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 4.7 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 4.7 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.9 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.9 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.6 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 2.0 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.7 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.4 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.7 percent; and other manufacturers, 1.6 percent.

NORTH AMERICA FACTORY PRODUCTION
This WeekLast WeekSame WeekTo DateTo DatePct. Change
EstimatedRevisedLast Year200019992000 vs. 1999
U.S.
Cars118,726118,538125,7094,803,9534,735,4741.4
Trucks 157,009154,081158,4416,210,3326,216,420-0.1
TOTAL275,735272,619284,15011,014,28510,951,8940.6
Canada
Cars31,41633,10827,9351,312,4281,349,191-2.7
Trucks27,03429,77030,5161,202,3631,183,2571.6
TOTAL58,45062,87858,4512,514,7912,532,448-0.7
Mexico
Cars23,45023,93918,778951,184834,64414.0
Trucks17,36819,50011,302653,981461,50441.7
TOTAL40,81843,43930,0801,605,1651,296,14823.8
U.S.CanadaMexico
Cars173,592175,585172,4227,067,5656,919,3092.1
Trucks 201,411203,351200,2598,066,6767,861,1812.6
GRAND375,003378,936372,68115,134,24114,780,4902.4
TOTAL

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