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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION
 DETROIT, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle manufacturers will


assemble an estimated 208,037 cars and trucks this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's scheduled output represents a 1.8-percent increase from last week's actual output of 204,454, but a 7.7-percent decline from same-week 1991's 225,412, Ward's said.
 Five regularly active U.S. car and truck assembly facilities are closed this week for inventory control, Ward's added.
 Calendar year 1992 U.S. production through the end of this week stands at an estimated 7,644,970, 8.3 percent above like-1991's 7,056,481, Ward's said.
 Of the cars slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounted for 47.1 percent; Ford Motor Co., 22.1 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 7.5 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 4.6 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 4.3 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 4.2 percent; Chrysler Corp., 3.5 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 3.3 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 2.4 percent; and Subaru-Isuzu Automotive Inc., 1.0 percent.
 NORTH AMERICAN FACTORY PRODUCTION Percent
 This Week Last Week Same Week To Date To Date Change
 Estimated Revised Last Year 1992 1991 '92 vs '91
 U.S.
 Cars 116,649 117,248 136,659 4,498,073 4,373,078 2.86
 Trucks 91,388 87,206 88,753 3,146,897 2,683,403 17.27
 TOTAL 208,037 204,454 225,412 7,644,970 7,056,481 8.34
 Canada
 Cars 19,953 17,454 21,594 809,546 870,551 -7.01
 Trucks 21,328 21,704 17,403 771,049 648,079 18.97
 TOTAL 41,281 39,158 38,997 1,580,595 1,518,630 4.08
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 136,602 134,702 158,253 5,307,619 5,243,629 1.22
 Trucks 112,716 108,910 106,156 3,917,946 3,331,482 17.60
 GRAND
 TOTAL 249,318 243,612 264,409 9,225,565 8,575,111 7.59
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 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/ CO: ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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