Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 384,497 units, up from the 348,730 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward's Automotive Reports.

Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 8,570,486 vehicles, up 3.9 percent from like-1999's pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 280,593 vehicles this week, an increase of 15.4 percent from the 243,093 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 6,276,848 units, up 3.0 percent from the 6,096,905 vehicles built in like- 1999.

This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 67,505, a 0.9 percent increase from the 66,885 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,481,787 units, up 2.6 percent from the 1,443,884 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 33.8 percent; Ford Motor Co., 29.5 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 14.7 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 4.8 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 4.5 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.9 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.0 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.6 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.5 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 1.1 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.6 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.6 percent; and other manufacturers, 2.4 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 118,736 107,566 113,990 2,701,608 2,632,731 2.6
Trucks 161,857 135,527 147,074 3,575,240 3,464,174 3.2
TOTAL 280,593 243,093 261,064 6,276,848 6,096,905 3.0
Canada
Cars 34,156 34,864 32,816 766,556 771,058 -0.6
Trucks 33,349 32,021 30,291 715,231 672,826 6.3
TOTAL 67,505 66,885 63,107 1,481,787 1,443,884 2.6
Mexico
Cars 22,687 22,870 18,091 502,738 477,455 5.3
Trucks 13,712 15,882 10,862 309,113 228,912 35.0
TOTAL 36,399 38,752 28,953 811,851 706,367 14.9
U.S.\Canada\Mexico
Cars 175,579 165,300 164,897 3,970,902 3,881,244 2.3
Trucks 208,918 183,430 188,227 4,599,584 4,365,912 5.4
GRAND 384,497 348,730 353,124 8,570,486 8,247,156 3.9
TOTAL

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