Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 352,112 units, up from the 123,166 cars and trucks built last week when several manufacturers were closed for summer shutdowns and model year changeovers, according to Ward's Automotive Reports.

Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now totals 10,260,007 vehicles, up 5.3 percent from like-1999's pace.

In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 266,331 vehicles this week, an increase of 253.3 percent from the 75,379 cars and trucks built last week. To date, calendar 2000 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 7,471,707 units, up 4.2 percent from the 7,173,098 vehicles built in like- 1999.

This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 47,970, a 320.0 percent increase from the 11,421 units assembled last week. Estimated calendar-2000 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 1,741,001 units, up 3.0 percent from the 1,690,686 vehicles produced in like-1999.

Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S., General Motors Corp. accounted for 34.8 percent; Ford Motor Co., 30.6 percent; Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 12.2 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 5.2 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 4.6 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.0 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.6 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.5 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.9 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.1 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of DaimlerChrysler, 0.6 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.6 percent; and other manufacturers, 2.3 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 115,461 40,145 86,783 3,220,934 3,106,045 3.7
Trucks 150,870 35,234 121,622 4,250,773 4,067,053 4.5
TOTAL 266,331 75,379 208,405 7,471,707 7,173,098 4.2
Canada
Cars 26,269 7,264 25,449 907,154 906,839 --
Trucks 21,701 4,157 15,580 833,847 783,847 6.4
TOTAL 47,970 11,421 41,029 1,741,001 1,690,686 3.0
Mexico
Cars 23,709 19,861 21,428 640,562 585,647 9.4
Trucks 14,102 16,505 14,372 406,737 294,324 38.2
TOTAL 37,811 36,366 35,800 1,047,299 879,971 19.0
U.S.\Canada\Mexico
Cars 165,439 67,270 133,660 4,768,650 4,598,531 3.7
Trucks 186,673 55,896 151,574 5,491,357 5,145,224 6.7
GRAND 352,112 123,166 285,234 10,260,007 9,743,755 5.3
TOTAL

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