New data highlights Japanese automakers’ investment in America
The U.S. office of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA USA) has released its annual contribution update titled “40 Years of Manufacturing Excellence in America.” The release highlights how Japanese-branded automakers have established a decades-long legacy of manufacturing excellence in the United States and become an integral part of the American auto industry.
The statement shows that Japanese-brand automakers have invested more than $57 billion in their manufacturing facilities in the United States over the past four decades and now directly provide 110,000 American jobs, an increase of nearly 16%. since 2020. The release also introduces the extensive vehicle from the Japanese brand automakers. and engine production in the United States, as well as their continued investments in sustainability.
Below are the key data points for 2021:
|Data on JAMA’s economic contributions to the United States|
|Cumulative US manufacturing investment (USD)||$57.1 billion|
|United States vehicle production (units)||2,723,564|
|United States engine production (units)||3,444,931|
|Exports from US factories (units)||301 953|
|Number of US Employees|
|Head office, sales and others||33,544|
|Total direct employment in the United States||110,000|
“Japanese-brand automakers have a strong and positive history in the United States. Our members have played a vital role in the American economy and helping local communities thrive since the first Japanese-branded automobile manufacturing plant opened in the United States in the 1980s,” said Anita Rajan, Director General of JAMA USA. “Through their significant investments in America, Japanese automakers have created high-quality jobs and forged a skilled workforce ready to meet the demands of advanced manufacturing today and in the years to come.”
“This year’s publication is a true testament to our members’ commitment to the American automotive industry and the workforce of the future,” continued Rajan. “Our members will remain at the forefront of innovation in critical automotive technologies such as electrified vehicles and the development of advanced vehicles to meet the needs of American drivers and families. The spirit of innovation is at the heart American operations of Japanese brand automakers over the past 40 years and will continue to be for decades to come.