Car & Automobile Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Car & Automobile Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33611a | Jan 2014

Transmission overdrive: Renewed consumer spending and a shift toward green vehicles will drive growth

IBISWorld’s Car & Automobile Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The lingering effects of the recession have significantly altered the state of the Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry in the five years to 2013. The industry was ill prepared for the consequences of such an economic downturn and operators engaged in plant closures, suspended research and development, drastically reduced employment and made pleas for government bailouts in order to secure revenue. Nonetheless, despite these circumstances, industry profit is expected to trend upward as consumer spending increases and companies shift toward green vehicles... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The majority of establishments are located in the Great Lakes area: General Motors in Detroit; Ford in Dearborn, MI; and Chrysler in Auburn Hills, MI. These three companies are often referred to as the Big Three, or the Detroit Three. The recession wreaked havoc on The Big Three, forcing GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy and drastic cutbacks for Ford. Ford closed assembly plants in St. Louis, Atlanta and St. Paul, MN, in 2007. GM and Chrysler, which both emerged from bankruptcy protection in mid-2009, closed a number of plants as these companies restructured themselves out of loss-making performances. The number of companies in the Great Lakes region has been falling as a result of the restructuring and the Big Three's financial woes... purchase to read more


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What is the Car & Automobile Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture cars and automobile chassis. These operations, which are referred to as automakers, typically produce cars, including electric cars, in assembly plants. The manufacture of light trucks (e.g. vans, pickups and SUVs), heavy trucks and motorcycles is excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Compact and subcompact carsMidsize and full-size sedansSports carsLuxury cars
Industry Activities
Automobile assembling Automobile chassis

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