MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's auto industry production and exports fell in July as car makers eased output on the back of lower sales demand in the United States, the leading national auto industry group said on Thursday.
Mexico produced 114,316 vehicles in the month of July, down from the 137,798 produced in the same month of 2002, the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) said on Thursday.
Exports by Mexico-based automakers totaled 92,779 units in July, down 10.3 percent from the 103,485 in the same month last year, AMIA said.
Mexico, which manufactured 1.774 million autos in 2002 down 2.4 percent from 2001, is the 10th largest auto producer in the world. Major makers here include General Motors, Ford Motor Co., Volkswagen AG, DaimlerChrisyler AG.