Ward's Reports Estimated Production

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ward's Automotive Reports

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Vehicle production this week
 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 300,288 units,
 down from the 334,189 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward's
 Automotive Reports.
     Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now
 totals 4,615,528 vehicles, down 18.1 percent from like-2000's pace.
     In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 218,433 vehicles this
 week, down 7.2 percent from the 235,262 cars and trucks built last week.  To
 date, calendar 2001 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 3,289,964 units,
 down 20.2 percent from the 4,124,901 vehicles built in like-2000.
     This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 48,996, a 17.0
 percent decrease from the 59,058 units assembled last week.  Estimated
 calendar-2001 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 790,947 units, down
 20.2 percent compared to the 990,769 vehicles produced in like-2000.
     Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S.,
 General Motors Corp. accounted for 30.4 percent; Ford Motor Co., 29.6 percent;
 Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 14.1 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.3
 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.8 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.7
 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.2 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive
 Inc., 1.6 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.9 percent;
 AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.8 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of
 DaimlerChrysler, 0.8 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 1.0 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   2001     2000   2001 vs. 2000
 
     U.S.
     Cars         97,247    95,409     126,271  1,471,217  1,759,083    -16.4
     Trucks      121,186   139,853     167,632  1,818,747  2,365,818    -23.1
     TOTAL       218,433   235,262     293,903  3,289,964  4,124,901    -20.2
     Canada
     Cars         24,709    30,765      34,760    390,836    515,477    -24.2
     Trucks       24,287    28,293      32,279    400,111    475,292    -15.8
     TOTAL        48,996    59,058      67,039    790,947    990,769    -20.2
     Mexico
     Cars         20,062    22,486      23,437    304,506    324,881     -6.3
     Trucks       12,797    17,383      15,999    230,111    195,363     17.8
     TOTAL        32,859    39,869      39,436    534,617    520,244      2.8
     U.S.\Canada\Mexico
     Cars        142,018   148,660     184,468  2,166,559  2,599,441    -16.7
     Trucks      158,270   185,529     215,910  2,448,969  3,036,473    -19.3
     GRAND       300,288   334,189     400,378  4,615,528  5,635,914    -18.1
     TOTAL
 
     Note: All figures include medium- and heavy-duty truck production.
 
     ON THE WEB: www.wardsauto.com
 
 

SOURCE Ward's Automotive Reports
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Vehicle production this week
 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit an estimated 300,288 units,
 down from the 334,189 cars and trucks built last week, according to Ward's
 Automotive Reports.
     Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now
 totals 4,615,528 vehicles, down 18.1 percent from like-2000's pace.
     In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 218,433 vehicles this
 week, down 7.2 percent from the 235,262 cars and trucks built last week.  To
 date, calendar 2001 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 3,289,964 units,
 down 20.2 percent from the 4,124,901 vehicles built in like-2000.
     This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 48,996, a 17.0
 percent decrease from the 59,058 units assembled last week.  Estimated
 calendar-2001 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 790,947 units, down
 20.2 percent compared to the 990,769 vehicles produced in like-2000.
     Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S.,
 General Motors Corp. accounted for 30.4 percent; Ford Motor Co., 29.6 percent;
 Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 14.1 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.3
 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.8 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 2.7
 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.2 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive
 Inc., 1.6 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.9 percent;
 AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.8 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of
 DaimlerChrysler, 0.8 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 1.0 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   2001     2000   2001 vs. 2000
 
     U.S.
     Cars         97,247    95,409     126,271  1,471,217  1,759,083    -16.4
     Trucks      121,186   139,853     167,632  1,818,747  2,365,818    -23.1
     TOTAL       218,433   235,262     293,903  3,289,964  4,124,901    -20.2
     Canada
     Cars         24,709    30,765      34,760    390,836    515,477    -24.2
     Trucks       24,287    28,293      32,279    400,111    475,292    -15.8
     TOTAL        48,996    59,058      67,039    790,947    990,769    -20.2
     Mexico
     Cars         20,062    22,486      23,437    304,506    324,881     -6.3
     Trucks       12,797    17,383      15,999    230,111    195,363     17.8
     TOTAL        32,859    39,869      39,436    534,617    520,244      2.8
     U.S.\Canada\Mexico
     Cars        142,018   148,660     184,468  2,166,559  2,599,441    -16.7
     Trucks      158,270   185,529     215,910  2,448,969  3,036,473    -19.3
     GRAND       300,288   334,189     400,378  4,615,528  5,635,914    -18.1
     TOTAL
 
     Note: All figures include medium- and heavy-duty truck production.
 
     ON THE WEB: www.wardsauto.com
 
 SOURCE  Ward's Automotive Reports