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AUTO INDUSTRY DASHBOARD (NOVEMBER 2019)

The Here For America monthly “Dashboard” offers the latest data points and trends happening in the U.S. auto industry. The Dashboard breaks down monthly U.S. auto industry sales, production, and exports of international vs other auto companies to highlight their economic contributions to America.

In the November 2019 Dashboard, recent data shows sales figures from October 2019 were below last year’s October level. Production figures for the month fell 18% from last year due to an autoworker strike that froze other automakers’ facilities from September to October. Auto sales increased by 66,200 units in October from September.  Year to date 2019, U.S. new vehicle exports have increased year-over-year by 50,300 This increase is primarily due to increasing exports to Europe and the absence of Chinese retaliatory tariffs levied on U.S.-made autos from July-December 2018.

Auto Industry Dashboard (October 2019)

The Here For America monthly “Dashboard” offers the latest data points and trends happening in the U.S. auto industry. The Dashboard breaks down month-to-month U.S. auto industry sales, production, and exports of international vs other auto companies to demonstrate their economic contributions to America.

In the October 2019 Dashboard,  recent data shows sales figures from September 2019 indicate the August sales bump may have been due to a calendar fluke rather than recovering sales. Sales volume in September decreased 11% year-over-year (YoY). Production figures for the month fell 5.5% from Sept. 2018 volumes. August U.S. new light-vehicle exports increased 16% YoY. Concerns remain over ongoing trade conflicts creating uncertainty over U.S. access to growing foreign auto markets such as China, where U.S. auto exports have almost recovered to pre-tariff levels.

Auto Industry Dashboard (July 2019)

The Here For America monthly “Dashboard” offers the latest data points and trends happening in the U.S. auto industry. The Dashboard breaks down month-to-month U.S. auto industry sales, production, and exports of international vs other auto companies to demonstrate their economic contributions to America.

In the July 2019 Dashboard, recent data shows the auto industry continues to face headwinds, despite higher-than-expected sales and production figures for May. New vehicle sales and production continue to remain well below 2018 levels. U.S. auto exports decrease due to trade conflicts and slowing worldwide sales, leaving automakers without a release-valve for existing new vehicle inventory as they prepare to shift production to 2020 models.

INTERNATIONAL AUTOMAKERS IN AMERICA (2019)

For 50 years, international auto manufacturers have strengthened the U.S. economy and auto industry by conducting research and development, investing in plants and equipment and building cars and light trucks in America. Today, millions of American jobs created by international automakers’ and international nameplate dealers’ operations in the U.S. prove the benefits of an open economy that welcomes investment, competition, and innovation.

In 2018, questions about trade and global supply chains led to changes in U.S. trade policy that challenged international automakers. Global Automakers and Here for America believe evidence supporting the benefits of trade and open investment policies can be found in this annual report.

MISSISSIPPI ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (2019)

In 2018, international automakers generated 35,142 local jobs in the Magnolia State and directly employed 8,019 Mississippians. Without the operations and related activities of these automakers in the state, the unemployment rate in Mississippi would be 7.5% – much higher than the actual 4.8% rate. Mississippi is home to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi and the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. Here For America’s Mississippi state economic impact report highlights this and other examples of the economic growth occurring across Mississippi thanks to international automakers.

TEXAS ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (2019)

Last year, international automakers built 252,889 vehicles in the Lone Star State, supporting 150,778 local jobs and directly employing 10,186 Texans. Here For America’s Texas state economic impact report highlights this and other examples of the economic growth occurring across Texas thanks to international automakers.

TENNESSEE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (2019)

In 2018, international automakers built 703,324 vehicles in the Volunteer State, creating 123,205 local jobs in Tennessee and contributing $15.8 billion to Tennessee’s GSP in 2018. Here For America’s Tennessee state economic impact report highlights this and other examples of the economic growth occurring across Tennessee thanks to international automakers.

SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (2019)

Last year, international automakers created 79,924 local jobs in the Palmetto State, directly employing 13,524 South Carolinians. The state is home to BMW Manufacturing, Mercedes-Benz Vans, and a new Volvo Car USA plant. Here For America’s South Carolina state economic impact report highlights this and other examples of the economic growth occurring across South Carolina thanks to international automakers.

OHIO ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (2019)

Home to Honda, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota facilities, international automakers generated 199,462total jobs in Ohio. Without their operations and related activities in the state, the unemployment rate in Ohio would be 8% – considerably higher than the official 4.6% rate. Ohioans and international automakers produced 639,212 vehicles in the Buckeye State in 2018. Here For America’s latest Ohio state economic impact report highlights the economic growth occurring across Ohio thanks in part to international automakers.

KENTUCKY ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (2019)

International automakers have created 72,714 local jobs in Kentucky. Last year alone, international automakers built 430,224 vehicles in the Bluegrass State and contributed $7.9 billion to Kentucky’s GDP. Here For America’s Kentucky state economic impact report highlights this and other examples of the economic growth occurring across Kentucky thanks to international automakers.

INDIANA ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (2019)

International automakers invested a total of $7.5 billion in the Hoosier State in 2018. In 2018 alone, Hoosiers built 1,023,252 vehicles across three facilities: Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana. Here For America’s Indiana state economic impact report highlights this and other examples of the economic growth occurring across Indiana thanks to international automakers.

GEORGIA ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (2019)

International automakers have created 71,791 local jobs in Georgia, directly employing 5,312 Georgians. Without the operations and related activities of these automakers and auto dealers, the unemployment rate in Georgia would be 5.3% – far higher than the 3.9% official rate. Last year alone, Kia and its Georgian employees produced 237,000 vehicles in the Peach State. Here For America’s Georgia state economic impact report highlights this and other examples of the economic growth occurring across Georgia thanks to international automakers.

 

ALABAMA ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY (2019)

Last year, international automakers produced 919480 vehicles in the Yellowhammer State, accounting for 100% of their auto production. Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota all call Alabama “home” and together generated 79,841 jobs for Alabamans. Here For America’s latest Alabama state economic impact report highlights the economic growth occurring across Alabama thanks to international automakers.

International Automakers in America (2018)

International automakers are driving the U.S. auto industry.

Whether it’s through investing in plants and equipment, creating new jobs, or building almost half of the cars in America, international automakers are helping build the U.S. economy. After growing annual production by 15% and investing more than $82 billion into U.S., the resurgence of the American auto industry is built on international automakers.

International Automakers in America (2017)

The growth of international automakers in the United States is an American success story.

It’s a story about American jobs and the profound impact of a $75 billion investment in the U.S. economy. It’s also a story about providing American consumers with an abundance of vehicle choices through innovative designs, advanced manufacturing processes, and transformative technologies.

International Automakers in America (2016)

The growth of international automakers 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 a story about providing American consumers with an abundance of vehicle choices through innovative designs, advanced manufacturing processes, and transformative technologies.

THE REDEFINED AMERICAN AUTO INDUSTRY (2015)

International automakers operate 34 manufacturing facilities, 62 R&D facilities, 18 headquarters, and 9,251 dealership franchises in the United States. Our industry directly employs 123,000 Americans. Here For America’s Redefined American Auto Industry report highlights the major impact international automakers have had on the U.S. economy.