North American production is on track to surpass schedule in April, with a car overbuild more than offsetting a slight falloff in trucks, based on preliminary estimates for the month by Ward's (see data p.7). Total car and truck production for April is pegged at 1.438 million units, equal to 101% of what was scheduled at the beginning of the month (see Ward's Automotive Reports — April 3, 2000, p.1). However, that tally is 5.3% below same-month 1999, which had two more working days (20 vs. ...

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