European auto assembly plants have pulled 42,000 more vehicles out of production this week due to a lack of microchips, according to the newest estimate from AutoForecast Solutions.
But the North American industry, which has made far more chip-related production cuts so far this year, was able to leave its factory schedules unchanged.
Chinese production plans also were unaffected for this week, the forecasting firm reported, as were the assembly plants of South America.
More than 23,000 of the new schedule cuts involved plants in Eastern Europe, according to the AutoForecast Solutions data.
The new weekly estimate also reports that nearly 11,000 vehicles will be cut from factory schedules in the Middle East and Africa.