Shipments of auto parts to jurisdictions outside U.S. up 20 per cent for year, according to Scotiabank report
Excluding aerospace, total manufacturing sales slipped 0.7 per cent due to declines in auto assembly
Compact-luxury sedan will hit U.S. showrooms in August, international markets later this year
Ford increased its spending the most with a 9.3 per cent increase over April.
Ford Motor Co. will increase factory production in the first quarter because of higher demand for Ford and Lincoln cars and trucks.