The U.S. automotive sector has nearly doubled exports in the last six years (2009-2015) from $74.09 billion in 2009 to $137.66 billion in 2015. The automotive sector represents the nation’s No. 1 export industry and is responsible for driving job creation and economic growth across the country. This is further evidence of the economic significance of U.S. exports to job creation and a fast-growing economy. According the U.S. Department of Commerce, in 2013 each $1 billion in exports represents 5,600 American jobs. Based on that, the automotive export level last year supported 771,000 American jobs.
Increased exports have far reaching impacts on the economy overall. FCA US, Ford and General Motors produce more of their vehicles, buy more of their parts, conduct more of their research and base more of their workers in the United States than their competitors. These differences represent billions of dollars in investment and purchases, representing millions of American jobs.
Automaker and Supplier Exports (in billions)