Domestic Consumption & Production

The U.S. Auto Industry Produces More Vehicles Domestically

While FCA US, Ford and General Motors are just three of the sixteen automakers competing in the U.S., they produce more than 54 percent of all of the automobiles assembled in this country; they purchase nearly two thirds of the auto parts manufactured here as well. While FCA US LLC, the smallest of the three American Automakers, sells roughly 241,600 fewer vehicles in the U.S. than Toyota, they still manufacture more vehicles domestically.

The total U.S. production in the automobile industry has been on an upward trend since the end of the financial crisis of 2009. This charge has been led by FCA US, Ford, and General Motors – the largest automotive manufacturers in the United States.

As a result, Ford produced approximately 1 million more cars and trucks in the U.S. last year than Toyota or Honda, nearly three times as many vehicles as Hyundai-Kia, nearly six times more than BMW and 30 times more than VW.  Similarly, FCA US assembled 511,000 more vehicles in the U.S. in 2015 than Toyota, even though Toyota sold 241,600 more vehicles here.

FCA US Sells Fewer Vehicles in the U.S. than Toyota, But Produces More Vehicles Here

To produce more vehicles, automakers need more plants. General Motors operates as many plants as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Subaru, combined. Similarly, FCA US operates as many assembly plants as BMW, Daimler, Hyundai-Kia, Subaru, and VW, combined. 


OEMs’ Share of U.S. Auto Production (2015)


Total U.S. Assembly Plants by OEM






U.S. Production As A Percentage of U.S. Sales