2013 Economic Impact Study - Moving America Forward

By: MEMA
Date: April 5, 2013
Topic: Economics & Employment

The U.S. motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry is the nation's largest manufacturing industry, creating 3.62 million total jobs nationwide. With suppliers in the original equipment and aftermarket segments of the light vehicle and heavy-duty industries, suppliers provide jobs in every state and touch almost every other industry. 

Creating Jobs

  • More than 734,000 jobs directly supported by the motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry

  • Nearly 424,000 jobs directly tied to supplying light vehicle manufacturers

  • Over 171,000 jobs directly tied to supplying heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers and the heavy-duty aftermarket

  • Nearly 140,000 jobs directly tied to supplying the light vehicle aftermarket

  • The 734,000 jobs generates a supply chain effect of nearly 1.27 million indirect jobs

  • The top five states for direct employment – MI, OH, IN, TN, KY – make up just under 50% of total direct employment

  • ​The direct and indirect employment support an additional 1.62 million employment-induced jobs within the U.S.

  • ​​​The total employment impact of the motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry in the United States is over 3.62 million jobs in 2012

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