Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit
an estimated 313,036 units, down from the 337,373 cars and trucks built last week,
according to Ward’s Automotive Reports.
Including this week’s estimates, calendar year North American output now totals
16,113,560 vehicles, up 1.4 percent from like-1999’s pace.
In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 209,404 vehicles this week,
a decrease of 13.6 percent from the 242,412 cars and trucks built last week.
To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 11,696,697 units,
down 0.7 percent from the 11,773,942 vehicles built in like-1999.
This week’s Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 63,171, a 19.7 percent
increase from the 52,753 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000
Canadian vehicle production now stands at 2,688,221 units, down 1.6 percent
compared to the 2,730,843 vehicles produced in like-1999.
Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General
Motors Corp. accounted for 31.4 percent; Ford Motor Co., 27.1 percent; Chrysler
of DaimlerChrysler, 12.3 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.3 percent; Toyota
Motor Mfg. Inc., 6.1 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.9 percent; New United
Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.5 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 2.1 percent; Mitsubishi
Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 2.4 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.8
percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 1.0 percent; BMW of North America
Inc., 1.0 percent; and other manufacturers, 2.1 percent.
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