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International Automakers Account for More than Half of U.S. Sales

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May 8, 2014—International automakers now account for 45 percent of U.S. auto production and 59 percent of U.S. vehicle sales, according to a new economic impact report from the AMerican International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) and the Association of Global Automakers.

According to the report, international automakers produced more that 5 million vehicles in the U.S. last year and sold 7.5 million vehicles.

In addition, international automakers operated 380 U.S. facilities, including 32 manufacturing plants.

“The positive economic ripple effect created by our industry doesn’t end after the vehicles are designed, built, and distributed to dealerships nationwide,” said Cody Lusk, AIADA president. “The impact only grows, as thousands of international dealership franchises staffed by hundreds of thousands of Americans then begin the work of selling and servicing some of the most popular vehicles in the United States.”

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