Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 379,973 units, down from the 386,906 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward's Automotive Reports.

Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 7,452,468 vehicles, up 3.7 percent from like-1999's pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 290,986 vehicles this week, an increase of 2.7 percent from the 283,221 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 5,468,109 units, up 2.8 percent from the 5,317,907 vehicles built in like- 1999.

This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 52,509, a 23.1 percent decrease from the 68,311 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,289,764 units, up 2.4 percent from the 1,259,407 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 34.3 percent; Ford Motor Co., 29.8 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 14.1 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 4.7 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 4.3 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.8 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.4 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.6 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.3 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 1.1 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.6 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.5 percent; and other manufacturers, 2.5 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 125,176 121,792 126,418 2,345,442 2,301,199 1.9
Trucks 165,810 161,429 166,218 3,122,667 3,016,708 3.5
TOTAL 290,986 283,221 292,636 5,468,109 5,317,907 2.8
Canada
Cars 27,626 35,072 29,369 668,272 673,695 -0.8
Trucks 24,883 33,239 25,531 621,492 585,712 6.1
TOTAL 52,509 68,311 54,900 1,289,764 1,259,407 2.4
Mexico
Cars 22,687 22,251 21,978 433,153 417,909 3.6
Trucks 13,791 13,123 11,514 261,442 193,543 35.1
TOTAL 36,478 35,374 33,492 694,595 611,452 13.6
U.S.\Canada\Mexico
Cars 175,489 179,115 177,765 3,446,867 3,392,803 1.6
Trucks 204,484 207,791 203,263 4,005,601 3,795,963 5.5
GRAND 379,973 386,906 381,028 7,452,468 7,188,766 3.7
TOTAL


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