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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, Nov. 19 ~PRNewswire~ -- U.S. vehicle producers will build an estimated 199,741 cars and trucks this week, announced Ward's Automotive Reports.
 This week's scheduled output represents an 11.3-percent decrease from last week's actual build of 225,233, but is 5.6 percent higher than same-week 1991's total, Ward's said.
 Ten regularly active U.S. vehicle assembly facilities -- including seven General Motors Corp. plants -- are closed this week to reduce inventories, the weekly newsletter reported.
 Calendar-year 1992 U.S. vehicle assemblies through the end of this week stands at an estimated 8,731,404, 7.9 percent ahead of like-1991's 8,090,137, added Ward's.
 Of the cars slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 36.8 percent; Ford Motor Co., 22.7 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 8.4 percent; Chrysler Corp., 8.0 percent; AutoAlliance International Inc., 5.4 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 5.1 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 5.0 percent; Toyota Motor Mfg. USA Inc., 4.8 percent; Diamond-Star Motors Corp., 2.8 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 105,087 128,908 112,002 5,111,967 5,002,231 2.19
 Trucks 94,654 96,325 77,191 3,619,437 3,087,906 17.21
 TOTAL 199,741 225,233 189,193 8,731,404 8,090,137 7.93
 Canada
 Cars 26,764 26,297 24,839 909,404 974,099 -6.64
 Trucks 18,357 18,150 19,267 856,010 744,262 15.01
 TOTAL 45,121 44,447 44,106 1,765,414 1,718,361 2.74
 U.S.~Canada
 Cars 131,851 155,205 136,841 6,021,371 5,976,330 0.75
 Trucks 113,011 114,475 96,458 4,475,447 3,832,168 16.79
 GRAND
 TOTAL 244,862 269,680 233,299 10,496,818 9,808,498 7.02
 -0- 11~19~92
 ~CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433~


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