Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 346,294 units, up from the 324,505 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward's Automotive Reports. Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 15,809,378 vehicles, up 1.7 percent from like-1999's pace.

To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 11,498,220 units, down 0.2 percent from the 11,522,924 vehicles built in like- 1999.

This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 51,699, a 2.1 percent increase from the 50,621 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 2,623,916 units, down 1.4 percent compared to the 2,660,439 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 30.7 percent; Ford Motor Co., 31.1 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 14.3 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 5.2 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.0 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.1 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.1 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.9 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.6 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.6 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.8 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.8 percent; and other manufacturers, 1.8 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 105,331 97,291 122,963 5,006,461 4,988,204 0.4
Trucks 147,995 136,482 153,574 6,491,759 6,534,720 -0.7
TOTAL 253,326 233,773 276,537 11,498,220 11,522,924 -0.2
Canada
Cars 28,977 24,067 35,971 1,367,829 1,422,089 -3.8
Trucks 22,722 26,554 29,177 1,256,087 1,238,350 1.4
TOTAL 51,699 50,621 65,148 2,623,916 2,660,439 -1.4
Mexico
Cars 23,450 22,759 22,927 997,765 878,457 13.6
Trucks 17,819 17,352 9,518 689,477 477,639 44.4
TOTAL 41,269 40,111 32,445 1,687,242 1,356,096 24.4
U.S.\Canada\Mexico
Cars 157,758 144,117 181,861 7,372,055 7,288,750 1.1
Trucks 188,536 180,388 192,269 8,437,323 8,250,709 2.3
GRAND 346,294 324,505 374,130 15,809,378 15,539,459 1.7
TOTAL

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