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Honda Exports More US-Made Vehicles than it Imports from Japan
Honda exported just over 20,000 more US-made models than it imported, making it a net exporter for the first time.
Honda’s production facilities in Ohio, Indiana, Alabama, and Georgia, allow the company to be able to export Honda and Acura models such as the Accord, Odyssey, and Acura MDX to countries in Central and South America, Africa, and countries in the Middle East.
A record production of automobiles was achieved by Honda in 2013 as 1,781,213 Honda and Acura vehicles were produced in North America, representing a 5.3% increase from the previous year’s total. Nearly 95% of vehicles sold in the United States were produced in North American plants. In the US alone, Honda plants produced a record 1,309,917, which was an increase of 7.4% from 2012. The Civic, CR-V, and Accord all had sales numbers over 300,000, making Honda the only automaker to have three car lines accomplish that feat. All of those models are manufactured in North America.
Tetsuo Iwamura, president and CEO of Honda North America, Inc., said that Honda’s net exporter status is a result of the company’s commitment in US and North America.
From 1982 to 2013, Honda invested $12.3 billion in the US, including investing more than $2.7 billion over the last three years in order to expand its production operations. More than 26,000 Americans are employed by Honda.
Honda’s Maryville, Ohio plant produced 492,409 vehicles in 2013, a 12% increase from 2012. The Alabama plant manufactured 333,556 automobiles. 2013 was a record-setting year for Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, producing 241,589 automobiles, up 21% from 2012. Honda’s Mexico plant in El Salto, Jalisco set a new production record in 2013 with 63,172 units.
Honda began production of automobiles in the U.S. in 1982 and now operates 14 facilities throughout North America. Highland, Indiana Honda owners interested in learning more about all of Honda’s vehicles are encouraged to visit Bosak Honda in Highland, located at 9800 Indianapolis Blvd. To contact the dealership call 800-959-4660.