International Automakers in America: Building More Than Cars

The growth of international automakers and dealers in the United States is an American success story. It's a story about American jobs and the profound impact of a $73 billion investment in the U.S. economy. It's also about providing American consumers with an abundance of vehicle choices through innovative designs, advanced manufacturing processes, and transformative technologies.

International automakers experienced a record year in both production and sales in the U.S. In 2015, they manufactured nearly half of all U.S. automobiles. International nameplate dealerships sold 8.3 million vehicles, accounting for 59 percent of all U.S. retail vehicle sales. This robust dealership network employs a half million Americans.

With intensive research and development efforts, international automakers are continually creating cleaner vehicle technologies. Their cars made up four of every five green vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2015.

International automakers are also exporters--shipping 750,000 American-made cars and trucks to 140 different countries in 2015.

International automakers and their dealers are here for America, and they're building more than cars. 

International Automakers in America: Building More Than Cars is a joint effort of the Association of Global Automakers and the American International Automobile Dealers Association. 

Resources

  • Read more about AIADA's work on trade
  • Find out why trade matters to dealers in 2016
  • Read the entire Economic Impact Report
  • Watch the video
  • Download the one-page summary to share with your employees, colleagues, and members of Congress.
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