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Autos Drive Maine Forward

Industry Impact

  • 19,216 19,216 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 2.7% 2.7% of State Workforce
  • 7,453 7,453 Total Auto-Related Employers
  • $1.98B $1.98 Billion in Total 2017 Car Sales
  • 62,810 62,810 Total New Car Sales
Center For Automotive Research, "Contribution of the Automotive Industry," published January 2015; Employer figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet; Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

Tax Revenue

  • $545.00M $545.00 Million in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 14% 14% of State Tax Revenue
  • $104M $104 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $57M $57 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $19M $19 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $357.00M $357.00 Million in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $6M $6 Million in Auto Dealer Business Taxes and Estimated Dealer Title Fees
  • $3M $3 Million Income Taxes from Payments for Automakers, Suppliers and Dealers
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015

Registrations

1,260,506 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 498,922 (39.58%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 352,442 (27.96%)
  • Pickups 302,112 (23.97%)
  • Vans/Minivans 72,756 (5.74%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 1,198,697 (95.10%)
  • Diesel 32,764 (2.60%)
  • Hybrid 18,647 (1.48%)
  • Electric 415 (0.03%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 1,278 (0.10%)
In Maine, the average age of vehicles is 11.3 years.
The national average age of vehicles is 11.2 years.
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Hedges & Co as of December 31, 2017.

Sales

62,810 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 15,629 (24.88%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 28,762 (45.79%)
  • Pickups 15,581 (24.81%)
  • Vans/Minivans 2,002 (3.19%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 59,605 (94.90%)
  • Diesel 1,533 (2.44%)
  • Hybrid 1,203 (1.92%)
  • Electric 128 (0.20%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 340 (0.54%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2017.

Auto-Related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • $209.81 Million Total Imports
  • $745.12 Million Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2017

  • $33.61 Million Total Imports
  • $53.43 Million 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, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

Fueling

  • Gasoline Stations 774
  • Electric Charging Stations 119
  • Biodiesel Stations 2
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 0
  • Hydrogen Stations 0
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 0
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 11
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of May 9, 2018.

Maine Consumers

  • $31,556 $31,556 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $53,079 $53,079 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $4,423 $4,423 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $577 $577 Median Monthly New Car Payment
    National Average $576
  • 13% 13% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income
    National Average 12%

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (79%)
  • Carpool to work (9%)
  • Take public transportation (1%)
  • Other (11%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2016 and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median Monthly New Car Payment computed for a 48-month loan based on MSRP with 20% down and an APR of 4.61 %.

Maine Automaker Facilities

59 Facilities
1,830 Employees
Compiled From Company Reports

Industry-Related Businesses

Business Facilities Employees
Motor Vehicles and Equipment 59 1,830
Suppliers, Parts and Tires 547 3,834
Motor Vehicle Dealers (New and Used) 565 9,100
Motor Vehicle Dealers (Used Only) 652 1,962
Auto Supply Stores 499 3,846
Gas Stations 774 4,758
Dealers (Special) 201 520
Property and Casualty Insurance 16 72
Car and Truck Rentals 317 1,766
Parking 39 212
Automotive Repair Shops 3,194 8,589
Carwashes And Other Service 590 2,089
Facility and employee figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet.

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