Alabama. State of Alabama. AL. state impacts global automakers.



  • $11.8 billion invested


  • 919,480 vehicles produced in 2018
  • $6.7 billion purchased from U.S. suppliers


  • 143 international nameplate dealerships
  • 113,167 new vehicles registered in 2018
  • 55% market share of new vehicle registrations in Alabama


79,841 total jobs generated in Alabama
  • 13,411 direct employment
  • 6,888 dealership jobs
  • 59,542 other indirect employment
$4.8 billion total employee compensation
  • $380 million dealership employee compensation
  • $4.4 billion in direct and other indirect employee compensation
  • Without the operations and related activities of international automakers and auto dealers in the U.S., the unemployment rate in Alabama would be 3.7% - far higher than the 7.3% official rate.


The economic activity of international automaker's in Alabama generated:
  • $764 million in state and local tax receipts and other revenues
  • $1.2 billion in federal tax receipts and other revenues for the federal government

International Automakers' Vehicles
Made in Alabama

International automakers have put down deep roots in America and over the past 50 years have become a significant and integral part of the U.S. economy. As a result, the entire American auto industry is stronger and more competitive in the global marketplace.

Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey*
Honda Passport
Honda Passport
Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot*
Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline*
Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra*
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe*
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata*
Mercedes-Benz C-class
Mercedes-Benz C-class*
Mercedes-Benz GLE-class
Mercedes-Benz GLE-class*
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe*
Mercedes-Benz GLS-class
Mercedes-Benz GLS-class*
*Exported from America

Vehicle Sales in Alabama

International Automakers sold 59% of the green vehicles in Alabama in 2018
International Automakers sold 113,167 new vehicles in Alabama last year
International Automakers' share of vehicle sales in Alabama was 55% last year

Sources: The 2018 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey, AIADA’s membership roster, NADA DATA, WardsAuto InfoBank, IHS Markit Vehicle Registration Data, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute 1998 study prepared for the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM). Automobile manufacturers participating in the 2018 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey: BMW Group, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo Cars.

Indirect economic impacts derived by SCOUT Economics using direct employment, dealer employment, and auto parts employment multipliers from the IMPLAN input-output model. 116 Unemployment rates based on February 2019 Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

International Automakers' Presence in Alabama

  • Dealerships
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC - Lincoln
  • Dealerships
  • Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama - Montgomery
  • Dealerships
Jaguar Land Rover
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships
  • Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. - Huntsville (coming soon)
  • Dealerships
  • Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. - Woodstock (coming soon)
  • Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. - Vance
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships
Mitsubishi Motors
  • Dealerships
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama - Huntsville
  • Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. - Huntsville (coming soon)
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships
  • Dealerships

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