Output off 52% in May

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a corrected version of the June 8 production story. In the original, the May numbers for Nissan's Mexico production were incorrect. They threw off the totals for Mexico and North America in the story. Also, CAMI's and Hyundai's actual numbers have been incorporated into the revised story; they were estimates in the original version.

North America car and truck production in May was down 52.3 percent from May 2008.

May’s production of 545,160 was the second-lowest month in the past 18 years, in part because Chrysler LLC assembled only 916 vehicles in the month.

May’s U.S. car production dropped 51.7 percent compared with May 2008. Canada fell 45.9 percent; Mexico fell 42.1 percent, and North America fell 48.4 percent.

U.S. truck output fell 53.7 percent; Canada fell 57.6 percent; Mexico fell 67.0 percent, and North America fell 55.7 percent.

U.S. vehicle output was down 52.9 percent. Canada fell 51.2 percent, and Mexico fell 50.9 percent.

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