NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF AMCHAMSPAIN

WE WILL DISCOVER HE FACTS AND STORIES
THAT MAKE UP NEARLY
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ACTIVITY

SEE HOW THE STORY BEGINS: PART 1 · PART 2

TRANSATLANTIC TRADE

  • Being part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Spain in the 1920s paved the way to enter a market that, as the gazette published in its March-April edition of 1927, “before the European war […] was near zero, but in 1925 was valued at over 700 million pesetas”.
  • In that gazette there was a long article by the Chamber’s president at the time, John H. Jordain – William E. Powell’s successor – which explained that in Spain, half of the automobiles registered in 1927 were made in the U.S., in spite of the fact that the Ford subsidiary in Spain had begun its activity in manufacturing that same year, and that “France and Italy, being a short distance from Spain, saved on packaging and transatlantic shipping expenses”.
  • Machinery and vehicles were already in second place as imports to Spain from the U.S., only behind cotton. Around that time, the U.S. was the sixteenth importer of Spanish products and the twenty-sixth supplier.