Japanese-brand Automakers Celebrate Their Enduring Partnerships Across America

Japanese-brand Automakers Celebrate Their Enduring Partnerships Across America

New report highlights $51 billion in U.S. manufacturing investment and more than 93,000 direct U.S. jobs.

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association U.S. office (JAMA USA) released its 2019-2020 Annual Contributions Report, “JAMA IN AMERICA: An Enduring Partnership.” The report shows that Japanese-brand automakers now directly provide more than 93,000 American jobs and in 2018 built nearly 3.7 million vehicles and 4.4 million engines in the U.S. Over nearly four decades, Japanese-brand automakers have cumulatively invested about $51 billion in their U.S. manufacturing facilities.

“Today, Japanese-brand automakers build one-third of all vehicles produced in the U.S.,” said Manny Manriquez, general director of JAMA USA. “Our success is the result of our members’ partnership with generations of American workforce talent to build cars and trucks that U.S. consumers love. This collaboration generates more than 1.6 million American jobs throughout the value chain – a footprint that touches every state in the country.”

“With new investments and a changing industry on the horizon, our members’ key objective is to create affordable, fun and innovative vehicles for current and future generations of drivers and their families. However, the U.S. administration’s pursuit of automotive trade restrictions undermines the international competitiveness and healthy development of the American auto industry.”

Below are key data points from the report:

Cumulative U.S. Manufacturing Investment (USD)   $51 B
Vehicle Production in the U.S. (units)   3,687,282
Engine Production in the U.S. (units)   4,382,011
Exports from U.S. Plants (units)   424,163
Number of U.S. Employees    
Manufacturing   65,443
R&D/Design   5,989
Headquarters, Sales & Others   22,167
Total Direct U.S. Employment   93,599

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