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Car & Automobile Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Car & Automobile Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33611a | Mar 2017

Smooth ride: Renewed consumer spending and a shift toward green vehicles will boost sales

IBISWorld’s Car & Automobile Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$119bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Employment
75,127
Businesses
196
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry endured weak sales during the recession but has since recovered during the current five years due to rising consumer confidence and low interest rates. In addition, more Americans returned to work and consumer sentiment began to recover, making customers more likely to purchase big-ticket items, such as new vehicles. Over the next five years, strengthening economic conditions and returning consumer confidence will continue to fuel the industry, albeit at a slower rate. Automakers will also seek growth potential in the hybrid and fuel-efficient car market as they focus on developing gas-electric hybrid vehicles to increase fuel efficiency and cut exhaust emissions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The largest proportion of industry establishments are located in the Great Lakes area, with 29.3% of total facilities: 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 Ford to make drastic cutbacks. Consequently, these companies 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.

The second automotive hub in the United Stated is found in the West Region, which holds 21.3% o.. 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 operators, which are referred to as automakers, typically produce cars, including electric cars, in assembly plants. The manufacturing of light trucks (e.g. vans, pickups and SUVs), heavy trucks and motorcycles is excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Compact and subcompact carsMidsize sedansLarge carsLuxury cars
 
Industry Activities
Automobile assembling Automobile chassis


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