GM is not alone

Who’s really losing money in the auto industry?

Here is a list of loses for the world’s largest automakers. This list runs from March 2008 to March 2009. As it turns out the Japanese auto makers have lost a total of 12.6 billion dollars (Toyota, Honda, and Nissan) and the America’s big 3 have lost a total of 9 billion (GM, Ford, and Diamler AG – Chrsyler). Suprised, you should be.

  • Toyota -6.9 billion
  • GM – 5.9 billion
  • Honda Motor – 2.9 billion
  • Nissan Motor -2.8 billion
  • Daimler AG (Chrysler) -1.7 billion
  • Ford Motor -1.4 billion

These are tough times for everyone, so before you bash the American auto industry (don’t get me wrong they have made some mistakes) take a look at the WHOLE picture including the financial help that Toyota has received from their Government also.

Motor Trend – August 2009