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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION
 DETROIT, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ward's Automotive Reports said


today that U.S. vehicle assemblers will build an estimated 197,713 cars and trucks this week.
 This week's scheduled production is 10.1 percent above the 179,641 vehicles assembled last week, and 8.3 percent above same-week 1991's count, Ward's said.
 Only two regularly active Big Three assembly facilities were closed this week for inventory control, added Ward's.
 Calendar-year 1992 U.S. production through the end of this week stands at an estimated 6,101,695, 10.9 percent above like-1991's 5,500,002, Ward's said.
 Of the cars slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors accounted for 40.9 percent; Ford Motor Co., 25.7 percent; Chrysler Corp., 10.5 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 8.4 percent; Mazda Motor Mfg. (USA) Corp., 4.2 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 4.2 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.2 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 1.9 percent; and Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.0 percent.
 NORTH AMERICAN FACTORY PRODUCTION
 This Week Last Week Same Week To Date To Date Pct Change
 Estimated Revised Last Year 1992 1991 1992 vs.1991
 U.S.
 Cars 115,752 103,401 111,948 3,623,657 3,448,531 5.08
 Trucks 81,961 76,240 70,691 2,478,038 2,051,471 20.79
 TOTAL 197,713 179,641 182,639 6,101,695 5,500,002 10.94
 Canada
 Cars 22,978 16,340 20,746 653,607 681,108 -4.04
 Trucks 18,531 17,786 16,716 622,824 520,162 19.74
 TOTAL 41,509 34,126 37,462 1,276,431 1,201,270 6.26
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 138,730 119,741 132,694 4,277,264 4,129,639 3.57
 Trucks 100,492 94,026 87,407 3,100,862 2,571,633 20.58
 GRAND
 TOTAL 239,222 213,767 220,101 7,378,126 6,701,272 10.10
 -0- 8/20/92
 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/ CO: ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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