Shipments of U.S.- and Canadian-made vehicles rose to 478,158 units in 1999 (including medium- and heavy-duty models), a 5.3% increase from the 454,183 cars and trucks exported in 1998. Car shipments were up 13.1% (235,419 vs. 208,142), while truck shipments slipped 1.3% (242,739 vs. 246,041). Exports to the highest volume markets, such as Europe and Asia, were down. Total shipments to Europe slipped just under one point, due to a double-digit drop in trucks that wiped out a gain on the ...

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