North American capacity utilization for light vehicles declined in the third quarter from like-1999, a Ward's quarterly analysis shows. Nissan Motor Mfg. Corp. U.S.A. soared to the No.1 slot for production efficiency among the Top Six producers, with a third quarter rating of 1.13. It also posted the best capacity utilization rate. Industry capacity utilization was 78.4% in the third quarter, down from the prior quarter's revised 95.3% and like-1999's 83.6%. By country, U.S. capacity ...

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