MEXICO CITY Mexicos
automotive production fell 11.2 percent year on year in March
to 238,519 vehicles, according to the countrys automotive
Domestic sales fell 1 percent to
82,767 vehicles in the same comparison due to the "Holy Week
effect," Amia said. Both March 28 and 29 were national holidays
in Mexico, which affected the industrys results.
"March domestic sales were at
the same level as in 2003," the association added.
Meanwhile, Mexicos global
automotive exports dropped 9.7 percent over the same period to
Shipments to the United States
decreased 7.3 percent year on year to 128,761 vehicles, while
sales to Canada fell by 12.4 percent to 15,902 vehicles.
Mexican automotive exports to
Latin America fell a sharper 31.7 percent to 29,424 units,
largely due to the introduction of export quotas in Brazil and
Argentina, Amia said.
Shipments to Africa declined 22.5 percent to 3,341 units,
while sales to Europe dipped 5 percent to 16,254 vehicles.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel