Auto makers are increasing car production in the second quarter to ratchet up total output to 4,169,000 vehicles in their initial April-June planning, up 2.0% from the 4,087,800 units built in like-2012. That gain reverses a first-quarter shortfall now estimated at 2.5% compared with year-ago, thanks in part to a 4.2% decline in truck production. Tilting the year-over-year comparison is the fact first-quarter 2012 had an average of 63 workdays, compared with just 61 this year, meaning ...
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