Ward's Reports Estimated Production

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ward's Automotive Reports

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit
 an estimated 306,789 units, up from the 288,519 cars and trucks built last
 week, according to Ward's Automotive Reports.
     Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now
 totals 4,910,001 vehicles, down 17.4 percent from like-2000's pace.
     In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 222,575 vehicles this
 week, up 5.7 percent from the 210,476 cars and trucks built last week.  To
 date, calendar 2001 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 3,504,443 units,
 down 19.5 percent from the 4,351,795 vehicles built in like-2000.
     This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 47,962, a
 2.4 percent increase from the 46,841 units assembled last week.  Estimated
 calendar-2001 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 836,754 units, down
 19.8 percent compared to the 1,043,177 vehicles produced in like-2000.
     Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S.,
 General Motors Corp. accounted for 30.0 percent; Ford Motor Co., 29.8 percent;
 Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 13.9 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.1
 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.8 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.1
 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.2 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive
 Inc., 2.0 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.8 percent;
 AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.7 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of
 DaimlerChrysler, 0.8 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.9 percent; and
 other manufacturers, 1.9 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      98,645     94,592    101,511    1,567,164   1,860,594    -15.8
     Trucks   123,930    115,884    125,383    1,937,279   2,491,201    -22.2
     TOTAL    222,575    210,476    226,894    3,504,443   4,351,795    -19.5
     Canada
     Cars      23,675     24,746     26,498      414,548     541,975    -23.5
     Trucks    24,287     22,095     25,910      422,206     501,202    -15.8
     TOTAL     47,962     46,841     52,408      836,754   1,043,177    -19.8
     Mexico
     Cars      21,229     19,314     19,275      324,876     344,156     -5.6
     Trucks    15,023     11,888     10,397      243,928     205,760     18.5
     TOTAL     36,252     31,202     29,672      568,804     549,916      3.4
     U.S.\Canada\Mexico
     Cars     143,549    138,652    147,284    2,306,588   2,746,725    -16.0
     Trucks   163,240    149,867    161,690    2,603,413   3,198,163    -18.6
     GRAND    306,789    288,519    308,974    4,910,001   5,944,888    -17.4
     TOTAL
 
     Note: All figures include medium- and heavy-duty truck production.
 
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SOURCE Ward's Automotive Reports
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Vehicle production this week in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is expected to hit
 an estimated 306,789 units, up from the 288,519 cars and trucks built last
 week, according to Ward's Automotive Reports.
     Including this week's estimates, calendar year North American output now
 totals 4,910,001 vehicles, down 17.4 percent from like-2000's pace.
     In the U.S., automakers are expected to produce 222,575 vehicles this
 week, up 5.7 percent from the 210,476 cars and trucks built last week.  To
 date, calendar 2001 U.S. vehicle output totals an estimated 3,504,443 units,
 down 19.5 percent from the 4,351,795 vehicles built in like-2000.
     This week's Canadian vehicle production is estimated at 47,962, a
 2.4 percent increase from the 46,841 units assembled last week.  Estimated
 calendar-2001 Canadian vehicle production now stands at 836,754 units, down
 19.8 percent compared to the 1,043,177 vehicles produced in like-2000.
     Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the U.S.,
 General Motors Corp. accounted for 30.0 percent; Ford Motor Co., 29.8 percent;
 Chrysler of DaimlerChrysler, 13.9 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 6.1
 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.8 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.1
 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.2 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive
 Inc., 2.0 percent; Mitsubishi Motor Mfg. of America Inc., 1.8 percent;
 AutoAlliance International Inc., 0.7 percent; Mercedes-Benz U.S. of
 DaimlerChrysler, 0.8 percent; BMW of North America Inc., 0.9 percent; and
 other manufacturers, 1.9 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      98,645     94,592    101,511    1,567,164   1,860,594    -15.8
     Trucks   123,930    115,884    125,383    1,937,279   2,491,201    -22.2
     TOTAL    222,575    210,476    226,894    3,504,443   4,351,795    -19.5
     Canada
     Cars      23,675     24,746     26,498      414,548     541,975    -23.5
     Trucks    24,287     22,095     25,910      422,206     501,202    -15.8
     TOTAL     47,962     46,841     52,408      836,754   1,043,177    -19.8
     Mexico
     Cars      21,229     19,314     19,275      324,876     344,156     -5.6
     Trucks    15,023     11,888     10,397      243,928     205,760     18.5
     TOTAL     36,252     31,202     29,672      568,804     549,916      3.4
     U.S.\Canada\Mexico
     Cars     143,549    138,652    147,284    2,306,588   2,746,725    -16.0
     Trucks   163,240    149,867    161,690    2,603,413   3,198,163    -18.6
     GRAND    306,789    288,519    308,974    4,910,001   5,944,888    -17.4
     TOTAL
 
     Note: All figures include medium- and heavy-duty truck production.
 
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