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Autos Drive America Forward

Industry Impact

7.25M 7.25 Million Total Auto Jobs in the U.S.
1 in 25 1 in 25 Jobs Dependent on the Auto Industry
  • 2.44M 2.44 Million Total Jobs Dependent on Automakers
  • 3.16M 3.16 Million Total Jobs Dependent on Suppliers
  • 1.60M 1.60 Million Total Jobs Dependent on Dealers
  • $500B $500 Billion Total Compensation Annually
Center For Automotive Research, “Contribution of the Automotive Industry,” published January 2015

National Impact

3% 3% of the Gross Domestic Product
45 States 45 States Have 10,000+ Auto Jobs
  • 16.8M 16.8 Million New Vehicles Sold in 2018
  • 20 States 20 States Have 100,000+ Auto Jobs
  • 4th Best fourth-best sales year in U.S. history
  • $205B $205 Billion in Annual Tax Revenues
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015; Center For Automotive Research, “Contribution of the Automotive Industry,” published January 2015; Sales figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit

* Direct, Indirect and Community Support or Spin-off Jobs

Registrations

278,243,836 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 121,004,759 (43.49%)
  • CUVs 53,692,641 (19.30%)
  • SUVs 30,976,352 (11.13%)
  • Pickups 55,165,389 (19.83%)
  • Vans/Minivans 17,404,695 (6.26%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 264,363,764 (95.01%)
  • Diesel 8,489,249 (3.05%)
  • Hybrid 4,368,232 (1.57%)
  • Electric 549,400 (0.20%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 473,191 (0.17%)
The national average age of vehicles is 11.6 years.
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

New Purchases

16,785,627 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 5,303,743 (31.60%)
  • CUVs 6,262,477 (37.31%)
  • SUVs 1,501,844 (8.95%)
  • Pickups 2,845,562 (16.95%)
  • Vans/Minivans 872,001 (5.19%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 15,649,111 (93.23%)
  • Diesel 482,751 (2.88%)
  • Hybrid 323,913 (1.93%)
  • Electric 205,360 (1.22%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 124,492 (0.74%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

Auto-Related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • $2.03 Trillion Total Imports
  • $903.69 Billion Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2018

  • $244.75 Billion Total Imports
  • $96.98 Billion Total Exports
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Fueling

  • Gasoline Stations 332,094
  • Electric Charging Stations 21,158
  • Biodiesel Stations 198
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 912
  • Hydrogen Stations 45
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 66
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 3,048
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of April 9, 2019.

National Consumers

  • $33,256 $33,256 Average MSRP Per New Car
  • $60,336 $60,336 Median Household Income
  • $5,028 $5,028 Median Monthly Household Income
  • $506 $506 Median Monthly New Car Payment
  • 10% 10% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (76%)
  • Carpool to work (9%)
  • Take public transportation (5%)
  • Other (10%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2017 and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median Monthly New Car Payment computed for a 60-month loan based on MSRP with 20% down and an APR of 5.36%.

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