SAO PAULO – February vehicle production here of 186,000 units marks the highest on record for the month and a 20% rise on like-2004. The strong gain largely is a result of a 48.5% rise in exports, which were valued at $737 million during the month. So far this year, Brazilian auto makers have produced 346,900 vehicles, up 11.5% from the 311,000 built year-ago. Local sales totaled 114,900 cars and trucks, up 7.8% from January and 9.8% from February 2004. The sales increase was ...

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