Mexican car and truck production hit 178,647 units in June, up 26.2% from like-1999 when several major facilities either were closed or ramping up high-volume vehicle programs such as the Chrysler PT Cruiser and Ford Focus. Outturn bound for foreign markets again accounted for most of the rise, increasing 32.5% (131,521 vs. 99,289) over year-ago levels (see p.6 for data). However, domestic demand remains strong, too. Output for local consumption increased 11.4% (47,126 vs. 42,286). Of ...

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