November 15, 2007

JAMA Publishes Report on
Japanese Automakers’ North American Activities in 2006

The North American office of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (under the chairmanship of Mr Fujio Cho) recently released its Japanese Automobile Manufacturers: Cars and Trucks for a Vibrant America and a Better World, which profiles the activities of JAMA member manufacturers in the United States in terms of employment, investment, production and environmental protection, among other efforts. This publication is being distributed to the U.S. Congress, government agencies, the media, and other relevant entities.

The booklet’s content can be viewed on and downloaded from the Web site of JAMA’s North American office ( It includes the following data and features:

1. Employment, investment and production figures related to Japanese automakers’ activities in the U.S. in 2006:

  • Employment of 426,926 workers nationwide
    Employees in production plants and R&D facilities 63,575
    Dealer employees 339,986
    Distributor employees 23,365
  • Total investment of approximately US$ 31 billion in auto manufacturing
  • Of JAMA members’ total unit sales in the U.S., 63 percent is produced locally.

2. JAMA members’ procurement of U.S.-made parts in fiscal 2006 (ending March 31, 2007):

  • Value of parts purchases reached an all-time high of US$ 48.8 billion.

3. Hybrid-vehicle sales in the U.S. market and introduction of JAMA members’ new eco-friendly vehicle technologies

4. Initial quality ratings for passenger cars, trucks and multi-activity vehicles (MAVs) obtained in a nationwide survey conducted by the private U.S. research firm J.D. Power and Associates