The Made in America Auto Index
How “Made in USA” is your car or truck? Kogod’s Made in America Auto Index helps answer that question. Since 2013, this index has sought to improve upon the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA). The Made in America Auto Index uses public data to dig deeper into the supply chains that underlie each part. Housed at American University’s Kogod School of Business, the index uses:
seven different weighted factors to determine the degree to which cars sold in the U.S. really are “American made.”
Bonus: Unlike the AALA, the index does not count Canadian parts as domestically sourced.
“Foreign” Makes Producing Domestically
Unsurprisingly, American car manufacturers—Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Ford, and Jeep—top the list with over 80% Total Domestic Content. However, contrary to expectations, certain models of Honda, Acura, Kia, or Toyota tie at ninth place with over 78% domestic content.
The index allows consumers to sort vehicles by Rank, AALA score, or TDC (Total Domestic Content). To use the list, click on a column heading to sort. So, be sure to use the Made in America Auto Index to shop for your next car!
More about the Made in America Auto Index
For more, read the USA Today article:
Then, listen to the The Manufacturing Report’s interview with Frank DuBois: