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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED AUTO PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. car and truck manufacturers will build an estimated 190,057 vehicles this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 Due to the Memorial Day holiday, which idled all union-affiliated assembly plants Monday, this week's estimated production is 17.0 percent below the actual 228,939 units assembled last week, and 15.3 percent lower than same-week 1992's 224,287, Ward's said.
 Additionally, four plants -- Chrysler Corp.'s Warren, Mich., and Belvidere, Ill., and General Motors Corp.'s Shreveport, La., and Linden, N.J., facilities -- are idle this week for model changeovers, reported Ward's.
 Calendar-year 1993 U.S. car and truck assemblies through the end of this week stands at an estimated 4,880,186, 14.2 percent ahead of like- 1992, Wards said.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, GM accounts for 38.0 percent; Ford Motor Co., 32.8 percent; Chrysler, 11.6 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.6 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.3 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.2 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 2.0 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 2.0 percent; Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.0 percent; Diamond- Star Motors Corp., 1.0 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.6 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 0.9 percent.
 NORTH AMERICA FACTORY PRODUCTION
 This Week Last Week Same Week To Date To Date Pct. Change
 Estimated Revised Last Year 1993 1992 1993 vs 1992
 U.S.
 Cars 108,039 131,729 136,576 2,737,695 2,539,209 7.82
 Trucks 82,018 97,210 87,711 2,142,491 1,734,520 23.52
 TOTAL 190,057 228,939 224,287 4,880,186 4,273,729 14.19
 Canada
 Cars 21,170 27,624 24,760 590,777 450,436 31.16
 Trucks 19,819 15,457 22,112 431,037 463,390 -6.98
 TOTAL 40,989 43,081 46,872 1,021,814 913,826 11.82
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 129,209 159,353 161,336 3,328,472 2,989,645 11.33
 Trucks 101,837 112,667 109,823 2,573,528 2,197,910 17.09
 GRAND
 TOTAL 231,046 272,020 271,159 5,902,000 5,187,555 13.77
 -0- 6/3/93
 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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