North American vehicle manufacturers appear set to fall short of February build plans. Despite that, inventories will remain quite a bit higher than what current market conditions normally would dictate. Ward's estimates North American manufacturers will assemble 1.20 million vehicles in February, or 98.2% of what was planned for the month (see p.7 for complete data). The tally is about 24% below the 1.58 million units built in February 2000, a month that had one more working day because ...

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