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WARD'S REPORTS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION

 DETROIT, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. vehicle assemblers will build an estimated 240,208 cars and trucks this week, Ward's Automotive Reports announced today.
 This week's estimated production is 0.5 percent lower than the 241,409 manufactured last week, but 7.9 percent above same-week 1992's 222,548, Ward's added
 Additionally, one regularly active U.S. assembly plant is idle this week for inventory adjustment, reported Ward's.
 Calendar-year 1993 U.S. vehicle output through the end of this week stands at an estimated 3,969,713, 16.7 percent ahead of like-1992, Ward's said.
 Of the cars and trucks slated for production this week in the United States, General Motors Corp. accounts for 36.4 percent; Ford Motor Co., 33.1 percent; Chrysler Corp., 13.4 percent; Honda of America Mfg. Inc., 3.7 percent; Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp., 3.2 percent; New United Motor Mfg. Inc., 2.8 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., 0.9 percent; Navistar International Transportation Corp., 0.6 percent; and other truck manufacturers, 0.9 percent.
 NORTH AMERICAN 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 133,115 138,748 135,248 2,218,819 2,016,665 10.02
 Trucks 107,093 102,661 87,300 1,750,894 1,384,715 26.44
 TOTAL 240,208 241,409 222,548 3,969,713 3,401,380 16.71
 Canada
 Cars 23,547 28,846 20,594 482,905 358,934 34.54
 Trucks 19,564 21,590 20,767 360,425 385,971 -6.62
 TOTAL 43,111 50,436 41,361 843,330 744,905 13.21
 U.S./Canada
 Cars 156,662 167,594 155,842 2,701,724 2,375,599 13.73
 Trucks 126,657 124,251 108,067 2,111,319 1,770,686 19.24
 GRAND
 TOTAL 283,319 291,845 263,909 4,813,043 4,146,285 16.08
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 /CONTACT: Kristin Fitzpatrick of Ward's, 313-962-4433/


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