North American light-vehicle production will fall from year-ago in February, while the year-to-date total will remain relatively flat. Meantime, North American capacity utilization – production compared with straight-time capability over 52 workweeks – will decline to 88.7% in February from year-ago’s 90.7%. Year-to-date capacity utilization is at 83.3%, compared with January-February 2005’s 83.6%. Ward’s forecasts February output at 1.308 million units, 4.1% below year-ago’s actual ...
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