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In 1980, all Japanese-brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were imported. By 1990, just over one-third of Japanese-brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were produced domestically in North America which includes the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. By 2013, about 70 percent of all Japanese-brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were produced domestically. While sales of domestic Japanese-brand vehicles have grown markedly over the 33 year period shown in the figure below, import sales by Japanese manufacturers in 1980 and 2013 are about the same.
Domestic and Import U.S. Light Vehicle Sales from Japanese Manufacturers, 1980-2013
Note: Japanese manufacturers' data include Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Isuzu, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Datsun/Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, and Toyota.
|Source: Ward's Automotive.|