North American manufacturers are on pace for a slight production overbuild in March from what was scheduled at the beginning of the month, despite bloated inventory for some manufacturers and flat demand in the U.S., their biggest market. March production is estimated at 1.486 million units, nearly 16,000 vehicles above plan. The estimate is 7.9% below year-ago’s 1.624 million. However, the drop from year-ago is not as dramatic as it seems. The Easter weekend this year falls in March ...

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