The statistic gives a comparison of vehicle production in North America in August 2012 and August 2013, broken down by vehicle type. In August 2013, some 806,005 light trucks were produced in North America.
Vehicle production in North America
As American cars are growing older – the average age of a passenger vehicle on US roads stood at a staggering 11.4 years in 2012 – more and more people are seeking to buy new cars, and vehicle sales in North America’s largest market sizzled between January and September 2013. Japanese carmakers and the big three US automakers are predicted to experience the greatest gains: American Honda is expected to increase sales by about 19.3 percent from the previous year, GM’s sales are projected to grow by around 11 percent, Ford’s sales are to rise by 9.4 percent, and Chrysler’s sales are forecast to grow by around 9 percent. Currently, US demand for new passenger cars is about to outpace production, and car shortages are beginning to appear.
In order to meet the increased demand for vehicles, North American motor vehicle production is accelerating: car production increased to 630,915 units from 616,007 units in June, while medium/heavy truck production came to 37,791 units, up from 36,246 units in June, and light truck production rose from 749,733 units in June to 806,005 units in August 2013. In August 2013, North American vehicle production amounted to just under 1.5 million units, which translates to a 17 percent gain over the same month last year.