Microchip shortages continued to trip up automakers in China and Asian markets outside of China. Assembly plants there made the lion’s share of production cuts to production schedules last week, according to the latest estimate from AutoForecast Solutions.
Asian factories outside of China eliminated 43,157 vehicles from their production plans due to shortages, while factories in China cut 19,669.
Globally, carmakers lost 67,541 vehicles because of inadequate supplies of chips, even as the semiconductor and automotive industries work to fix the problem.
North American assembly plants cut just over 4,700 vehicles out of their schedules last week — a modest number compared with the scope of the problem automakers were dealing with earlier this year.