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New Report highlights $51 billion in U.S. manufacturing investment
and over 93,000 Direct U.S. jobs

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, 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 over 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

“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)      


Engine Production in the U.S. (units)      


Exports from U.S. Plants (units)      


Number of U.S. Employees        




Headquarters, Sales & Others      


Total Direct U.S. Employment      




To learn more about the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
(JAMA) USA, follow us on Twitter at @JapanAutosUSA
and visit our website at


Liam Sullivan