California

Investment

  • $4.3 billion invested

Production

  • $12.1 billion purchased from U.S. suppliers

Sales

  • 1,014 international nameplate dealerships
  • 1,344,889 new vehicles registered in 2018
  • 69% market share of new vehicle registrations in California

Employment

197,110 total jobs generated in California
  • 10,092 direct employment
  • 83,174 dealership jobs
  • 103,844 other indirect employment
$14.3 billion total employee compensation
  • $5.5 billion dealership employee compensation
  • $8.8 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 California would be 4.2% - far higher than the 5.2% official rate.

Revenues

The economic activity of international automaker's in California generated:
  • $4.3 billion in state and local tax receipts and other revenues
  • $3.5 billion in federal tax receipts and other revenues for the federal government

Vehicle Sales in California

International Automakers sold 52% of the green vehicles in California in 2018
International Automakers sold 1,344,889 new vehicles in California last year
International Automakers' share of vehicle sales in California was 69% 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 California

Aston Martin
  • Aston Martin Lagonda of North America, Inc. - Irvine
  • Dealerships
BMW
  • BMW iVentures - Mountain View
  • BMW Technology Office - Mountain View
  • Designworks (BMW) - Newbury Park
  • BMW of North America, LLC - Newbury Park
  • BMW of North America, LLC - Ontario
  • BMW of North America, LLC Parts Distribution Center - Redlands
  • BMW of North America, LLC Parts Distribution Center - Stockton
  • BMW Representative Office - Sacramento
  • BMW of North America, LLC Vehicle Distribution Center - Oxnard
  • BMW Performance Center - Thermal
  • Dealerships
Ferrari
  • Dealerships
Honda
  • Acura - Torrance
  • American Honda Finance Corporation - Torrance
  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - Torrance
  • Honda R&D Innovations, Inc. - Mountain View
  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Los Angeles Center - Torrance
  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Advanced Design Studio - Los Angeles
  • American Honda Finance Corporation Regional Office - San Ramon
  • American Honda Finance Corporation Regional Office - Cypress
  • Honda Zone Office - Walnut Creek
  • Honda/Acura Zone Office - Torrance
  • Honda Parts Distribution Center - Chino
  • Honda Parts Distribution Center - Stockton
  • Honda Parts Distribution Center - Torrance
  • Honda Patents and Technologies - Torrance
  • Honda Performance Development - Santa Clarita
  • Honda Proving Center of California - Cantil
  • Dealerships
Hyundai
  • Genesis - Fountain Valley
  • Mobis Parts America, LLC (Hyundai/Kia) - Fountain Valley
  • Hyundai Motor America National - Fountain Valley
  • Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc. Proving Ground - California City
  • Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc. Engineering Facility - Chino
  • Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc. North American Quality Center - Chino
  • Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc. Design Center/Tech Facility - Irvine
  • Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc. Hyundai Ventures - Menlo Park
  • Hyundai Capital America - Irvine
  • Hyundai Capital Irvine - Irvine
  • Hyundai Capital America - Irvine
  • Hyundai Western Region - Fountain Valley
  • Hyundai Motor America Service Engineer - Fountain Valley
  • Mobis Parts America, LLC (Hyundai) - Ontario
  • Mobis Multimedia Remanufacturing Center (Hyundai/Kia) - Ontario
  • Mobis Quality Lab Center (Hyundai/Kia) - Ontario
  • Hyundai Capital Irvine Headquarters - Newport Beach
  • Dealerships
Jaguar Land Rover
  • Dealerships
Kia
  • Mobis Parts America, LLC (Hyundai/Kia) - Fountain Valley
  • Kia Motors America - Irvine
  • Kia Design Center - Irvine
  • Kia Training Center - Irvine
  • Kia Regional Office - Irvine
  • Mobis Parts America, LLC (Kia) - Riverside
  • Mobis Quality Center to America (Hyundai/Kia) - Ontario
  • Mobis Multimedia Remanufacturing Center (Hyundai/Kia) - Ontario
  • Dealerships
Maserati
  • Dealerships
Mazda
  • Mazda North American Operations - Irvine
  • Mazda R&D Irvine - Irvine
  • Mazda Regional Office - Irvine
  • Mazda Technical Service - Irvine
  • Mazda Training Center - Irvine
  • Mazda Training Center - Pleasanton
  • Dealerships
McLaren
  • Dealerships
Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercedes-Benz R&D North America - Carlsbad
  • Mercedes-Benz R&D North America - Long Beach
  • Mercedes-Benz R&D North America - Sunnyvale
  • Mercedes-Benz USA West Coast Campus - Long Beach
  • Mercedes-Benz Parts Distribution Center - Fontana
  • Mercedes-Benz USA Classic Center - Irvine
  • Dealerships
Mitsubishi
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. - Cypress
  • Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America, Inc - Cypress
  • Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America, Inc - Campbell
  • Dealerships
Nissan
  • Nissan Design America - San Diego
  • Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley - Sunnyvale
  • Nissan Technical Center Fuel Cell Research Center - West Sacramento
  • Infiniti Regional Office - Irvine
  • Nissan Regional Office - Irvine
  • Nissan Service Training Center - Livermore
  • Nissan Service Training Center - Ontario
  • Nissan Parts Distribution Center - Compton
  • Nissan Parts Distribution Center - Sacramento
  • Dealerships
Subaru
  • Subaru Research & Development - Cypress
  • Subaru Zone Office - Costa Mesa
  • Subaru Zone Office - Pleasanton
  • Subaru Sales Training Center - Sacrameto
  • Subaru Regional Distribution Center - Fontana
  • Subaru of America, Inc. - Cypress
  • Dealerships
Toyota
  • Toyota Motor Credit Corporation - Torrance
  • TABC, Inc. (Toyota) - Long Beach
  • Toyota Racing Development - Costa Mesa
  • Toyota Research Institute - Los Altos
  • Toyota InfoTechnology Center U.S.A., Inc. - Mountain View
  • Calty Design Research (Toyota) - Newport Beach
  • Calty Design Research (Toyota) - San Francisco
  • Toyota Financial Services Western Regional Office - Anaheim
  • Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office - Anaheim
  • Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office - Arcadia
  • Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office - Elk Grove
  • Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office - San Diego
  • Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office - San Ramon
  • Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service Office - Agoura Hills
  • Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Regional Office - Irvine
  • Lexus Division Area Office - Irvine
  • Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. Regional Office - San Ramon
  • Toyota Parts Distribution Center - San Ramon
  • Toyota Parts Distribution Center - Ontario
  • Toyota Parts Distribution Center - Torrance
  • Toyota Logistics Services, Inc./Transport Operations - Richmond
  • Toyota AirFlite - Long Beach
  • Toyota Logistics Services, Inc./Marshalling Yard - San Diego
  • Toyota Logistics Services, Inc./Transport Operations - Mira Loma
  • Toyota Port/Transport Operations - Benecia
  • Toyota Port/Transport Operations - Long Beach
  • Dealerships
Volkswagen
  • Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory - Belmont
  • Volkswagen Design Center - Santa Monica
  • Volkswagen Test Facility - San Francisco
  • Volkswagen Test Center California - Oxnard
  • Volkswagen North America Engineering and Planning Center - San Francisco
  • Volkswagen, Audi, and Volkswagen Credit, Inc. Regional Offices - Woodland Hills
  • Volkswagen Parts Distribution Center - Ontario
  • Volkswagen Parts Distribution Center - Rocklin
  • Dealerships
Volvo
  • Volvo Cars R&D Silicon Valley Tech Center - Mountain View
  • Volvo Cars North America Monitoring & Concept Center - Camarillo
  • Volvo Car USA - Irvine
  • Dealerships

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