North American manufacturers are on track to build 1.171 million units in December, 1.3% below year-ago's 1.186 million. However, the estimated December output makes for a calendar 2005 total of 16.300 million units, which is 0.5% above 2004's 16.225 million units. It will be the highest calendar-year tally since 16.718 million vehicles were built in 2002. The estimated December output is about 19,900 units below what the industry scheduled for the month, including a shortfall of 11,200 ...

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