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UPDATE 1-Mexican auto exports rose 12 pct in June -AMIA

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MEXICO CITY, July 10 (Reuters) - Mexico's auto exports rose 12 percent in June from a year earlier and production increased 4.9 percent, the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) said on Monday.

Mexico exported 276,626 vehicles and produced 334,606 in June, AMIA said.

Auto exports to the United States, Mexico's top trading partner, reached 215,235 units in June, up nearly 16 percent.

Shipments to Latin America and Europe fell 6.7 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively, while exports to Asia rose almost 64 percent.

Mexico accounts for about one-fifth of auto production in North America.

Total vehicle exports during the first six months of the year were up 14 percent year on year, reaching 1.51 million units.

The Mexican government is bracing for renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Canada, as U.S. President Donald Trump has insisted that a new pact must be fairer to American workers and companies.

Mexico's booming auto sector has benefited from NAFTA as a wide range of major automakers have made the country a top export hub, attracted by cheap labor and free trade pacts with more than 40 nations. (Reporting by Sharay Angulo; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)