Production of cars and trucks in Mexico hit 180,221 units in August, an increase of 32.2% from the 136,319 vehicles made in like-1999 (see data p.6). An 8.0% decrease in output for domestic sale was easily overwhelmed by a large increase in export production, which rose 50.9% compared to year-ago (140,438 vs. 93,079). It's the first month of 2000 that outturn for local consumption declined vs. previous year results, and it is recorded despite vehicle sales increasing 27.3% in August to ...

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