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U.S. CAR AND TRUCK OUTPUT REACHES 8 MILLION, 41 DAYS BEHIND 1990, REPORTS AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

    U.S. CAR AND TRUCK OUTPUT REACHES 8 MILLION, 41 DAYS BEHIND 1990,
                        REPORTS AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
    DETROIT, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. car and truck makers assembled their 8 millionth vehicle Wednesday, Nov. 20, according to the trade paper Automotive News.  In 1990, the 8 millionth vehicle was produced on Oct. 10 and in 1989 the 8 millionth vehicle was assembled Sept. 19.
    This week's U.S. estimated car production is 111,542 units, 16.3 percent below the previous week and 45.0 percent above the same week in 1990 which was a holiday week.
    So far this year, 4,926,580 U.S. cars have been assembled, 12.6 percent below the 5,637,597 units produced last year.
    U.S. truck production is scheduled at 77,640, up 4.4 percent over the prior week and 57.3 percent over the year-ago holiday week.
    Year-to-date, 3,157,574 trucks have been assembled in the U.S., 11.5 percent below last year's build of 3,568,821, Automotive News said.
    U.S. estimated car production for this week is shared as follows: General Motors, 55.8 percent; Chrysler Corp., 8.6 percent; Ford Motor Co., 8.2 percent; Honda of America Manufacturing Inc., 9.2 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.9 percent; New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., 3.8 percent; Mazda Motor Manufacturing (USA) Corp., 3.5 percent; Diamond-Star Motors, 3.2 percent; Nissan Motor Manufacturing, Inc., 2.6 percent; and Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.2 percent.
                   North American Factory Production
                    11/23/91   11/24/90   11/16/91   Y-T-D     Y-T-D
                      Est.      Actual     Actual     1991      1990
    U.S.
    Car             111,542     76,902    133,328  4,926,580   5,637,597
    Truck            77,640     49,375     74,397  3,157,574   3,568,831
    Total           189,182    126,277    207,725  8,084,154   9,206,418
    Canada
    Car              25,279     25,956     20,043    986,363     988,177
    Truck            19,727     14,446     17,647    757,908     788,305
    Total            45,006     40,402     37,690  1,744,271   1,776,482
    U.S./Canada
     Cars/Trucks    234,188    166,679    245,415  9,828,425  10,982,900
    -0-                        11/21/91
    /CONTACT:  Anne E. Wright of Automotive News, 313-446-0366/ CO: ST:  Michigan IN:  AUT SU: KK-ML -- DE025 -- 6063 11/21/91 16:33 EST
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