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In 2008, Mexico produced more vehicles than Canada for the first time. In 2010, the gap widened. Seven automakers operate 12 assembly plants in Mexico. As a result, some major automotive suppliers are locating facilities in Mexico as well. U.S. production of vehicles fell to a low of 5.6 million vehicles in 2009, but rose in 2010.

North American Vehicle Production by Country, 1990-2010
Line graph showing vehicle production by country (United States, Candad, and Mexico) per million vehicles produced in 1990 to 2010. For more detailed information, see supporting information below.

Supporting Information

North American Vehicle Production by Country, 1990-2010
Calendar Year United States Canada Mexico
1990 9.5 1.9 0.8
1991 8.6 1.9 1.0
1992 9.5 1.9 1.0
1993 10.6 2.2 1.0
1994 11.9 2.3 1.1
1995 11.6 2.4 0.9
1996 11.5 2.4 1.2
1997 11.8 2.5 1.3
1998 11.6 2.5 1.4
1999 12.6 3.0 1.4
2000 12.4 2.9 1.9
2001 11.2 2.5 1.8
2002 12.0 2.6 1.8
2003 11.8 2.5 1.5
2004 11.6 2.7 1.5
2005 11.5 2.6 1.6
2006 10.8 2.5 2.0
2007 10.5 2.5 2.0
2008 8.4 2.0 2.1
2009 5.6 1.5 1.5
2010 7.6 2.1 2.3

Sources: Crain Communication, Automotive News, June 27, 2011, and Ward's Automotive.

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