Mexico’s car production and exports shot up in March and it said it overtook Japan as the second biggest vehicle exporter to the United States in the past three months. Canada holds the number one position.
The Mexican Auto Industry Association reported production was up 16.3 percent while exports rose 12.9 percent.
The Association said milder winter weather in the United States in March had helped boost exports.
Mexico is the world’s eighth-biggest car manufacturer and the number four exporter, with the US the largest market for Mexican-made vehicles.