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FACTBOX-Automakers, suppliers' manufacturing presence in Mexico

(Adds SKF's Mexico exposure)

June 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump last Thursday threatened to impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting June 10, increasing gradually each month until it reaches 25% on Oct. 1, unless Mexico takes immediate action to curb illegal immigration.

Such a move would likely hit a number of global firms, with those in the auto industry looking particularly vulnerable.

Automakers have long built vehicles in Mexico, taking advantage of the country's cheap labour, trade deals and proximity to the United States, the world's largest auto market after China.

Below are Mexican production and export figures for automakers in 2018, supplied by the Mexican Automotive Industry Association.


General Motors Co

Production: 834,414 vehicles. Exports: 811,954 vehicles.

The largest automaker in Mexico, with 14 manufacturing


Nissan Motor Co Ltd

Production: 762,408 vehicles. Exports: 496,333 vehicles.

Makes the most vehicles in Mexico among Japanese automakers.

Exports from Mexico to the United States account for roughly

one quarter of its U.S. vehicle sales, industry experts say.

Produces the Sentra and Versa in Mexico for the U.S. market.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV

Production: 639,022 vehicles. Exports: 630,967 vehicles.

Volkswagen AG

Production: 435,373 vehicles. Exports: 377,437 vehicles.

Daimler AG

The group last year opened the COMPAS plant in

Aguascalientes, which it jointly operates with Renault-

Nissan, to produce its A-class sedan. Originally, the plant

targeted annual production of up to 230,000 vehicles, but

ramping up production has faced technical difficulties.

Kia Motors Corp

Production: 294,600 vehicles. Exports: 231,695 vehicles.

South Korean automaker said production includes 55,978 Verna

small cars made for affiliate Hyundai Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co

Production: 280,499 vehicles. Exports: 273,009 vehicles.

Toyota Motor Corp

Production: 191,978 vehicles. Exports: 187,569 vehicles.

Audi AG

Production: 173,098 vehicles. Exports: 172,232 vehicles.

Mazda Motor Co

Production: 149,589 vehicles. Exports: 137,463 vehicles.

Honda Motor Co

Production: 147,158 vehicles. Exports: 130,542 vehicles.


Japan's Denso Corp and Aisin Seiki Co have a manufacturing presence in Mexico.

Germany's Thyssenkrupp generates sales of about 1 billion euros ($1.11 billion) in Mexico, where it employs 4,300 personnel. It produces steering systems, crankshafts, springs and anti-roll bars for the car industry.

Sweden's SKF, which has had a presence in Mexico since 1920, employs 1,500 people and operates five factories, with three units manufacturing seals and bearings for automotive customers and the rest for industrial clients.

Vehicles and parts were Mexico's biggest export items to the United States in 2018, totalling $93.3 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

($1 = 0.8972 euros)

(Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu, Hyunjoo Jin, Heekyong Yang, Tim Hepher, Ilona Wissenbach and Christoph Steitz; Writing by Miyoung Kim; Editing by Christopher Cushing and Jan Harvey)