Car and truck production in Mexico rose 4.6% in May, the second straight month output outpaced year-ago levels. Manufacturers churned out 170,221 vehicles, up from 162,774 in like-2001. The performance was good enough to push year-to-date volume a slight 0.4% ahead of year-ago’s pace, at 783,127 vs. 779,727. (view related data: North American Vehicle Production Summary-May 2002) Production for the domestic market rose a healthy 22.2% for the month to 48,539, while export-bound output ...

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