Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 325,145 units, down from the 375,173 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward's Automotive Reports.

Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 15,459,373 vehicles, up 1.9 percent from like-1999's pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 234,067 vehicles this week, a decrease of 12.9 percent from the 268,780 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 11,241,397 units, virtually unchanged from the 11,246,387 vehicles built in like-1999.

This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 50,392, a 22.1 percent decrease from the 64,695 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 2,571,428 units, down 0.9 percent compared to the 2,595,291 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 34.6 percent; Ford Motor Co., 35.0 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 4.4 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 5.6 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.4 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.5 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.1 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 2.0 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 2.3 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.9 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.5 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.8 percent; and other manufacturers, 1.9 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 98,054 118,501 129,767 4,901,782 4,865,241 0.8
Trucks 136,013 150,279 164,726 6,339,615 6,381,146 -0.7
TOTAL 234,067 268,780 294,493 11,241,397 11,246,387 --
Canada
Cars 24,079 33,693 36,927 1,338,784 1,386,118 -3.4
Trucks 26,313 31,002 25,916 1,232,644 1,209,173 1.9
TOTAL 50,392 64,695 62,843 2,571,428 2,595,291 -0.9
Mexico
Cars 23,379 23,822 20,886 974,935 855,530 14.0
Trucks 17,307 17,876 6,617 671,613 468,121 43.5
TOTAL 40,686 41,698 27,503 1,646,548 1,323,651 24.4
U.S.\Canada\Mexico
Cars 145,512 176,016 187,580 7,215,501 7,106,889 1.5
Trucks 179,633 199,157 197,259 8,243,872 8,058,440 2.3
GRAND 325,145 375,173 384,839 15,459,373 15,165,329 1.9
TOTAL

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