Each year, Autos Drive America and the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) compile an economic impact report to highlight international automakers and nameplate dealers’ positive impact in the U.S. While automakers and dealers were not immune to the unprecedented challenges many industries faced throughout 2021, the latest report shows international automakers and nameplate dealers in the U.S. continued driving the American economy forward, just like it has for the past 60 years.
In 2021 international automakers saw significant increases across jobs, production, sales, and exports. Importantly, international automakers increased their cumulative investments in the U.S. to over $100 billion. With announcements of new assembly lines, new manufacturing facilities, and new research and design hubs right here in the U.S., international automakers yet again proved they are invested in the success of the U.S. auto industry and its workers.
America’s international nameplate automobile dealers also had an impressive 2021, accounting for 59 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States. International nameplate dealers have 543,000 Americans in their employ and serve millions of customers each year. With a payroll of more than $43.5 billion, dealers are bringing good, stable jobs to small towns and big cities in all 50 states.
Join CAR, Autos Drive America, and the American International Automobile Dealers Association for an in-depth look at the economic impact international automakers had in the U.S. in 2021, and a look ahead to 2022.