Honda Now a Net Exporter from the U.S.

The growth that Honda has seen over the past several years is impressive, indeed, but it's not just a matter of how many cars they've sold. In addition to providing American drivers with their stylish and fuel efficient vehicles, they've also started using their many production facilities to expand their reach globally.

As of 2013, Honda is the first and only Japanese automaker to export more from the U.S. than it imports to the U.S. In the last year, over 108,705 new Honda and Acura models were built on our home soil and then exported to other countries. They only imported 88,537.

One of the reasons this has started happening is that the U.S. is fertile ground to build and deliver products to other markets aside from Japan. The automaker currently has over seven plants in North America, with its eighth set to come online shortly.

Honda's American operations began in 1982, when they began building the Accord at their Marysville, Ohio location. Before that, they'd gotten by with importing the Civic over from Japan.

In the words of one Honda employee, this milestone was over 30 years in the making. It's a pretty exciting time for the folks at our preferred car maker, and a great opportunity for the brand moving forward!

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