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Autos Drive South Carolina Forward

Industry Impact

  • 138,791 138,791 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 6.3% 6.3% of State Workforce
  • 23,210 23,210 Total Auto-Related Employers
  • $7.16B $7.16 Billion in Total 2016 Car Sales
  • 229,760 229,760 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, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

Tax Revenue

  • $986.00M $986.00 Million in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 11% 11% of State Tax Revenue
  • $59M $59 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $59M $59 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $65M $65 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $740.00M $740.00 Million in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $20M $20 Million in Auto Dealer Business Taxes and Estimated Dealer Title Fees
  • $43M $43 Million Income Taxes from Payments for Automakers, Suppliers and Dealers
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015

Registrations

4,739,368 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 2,056,791 (43.40%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 1,250,684 (26.39%)
  • Pickups 1,024,519 (21.62%)
  • Vans/Minivans 287,629 (6.07%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 4,585,857 (96.76%)
  • Diesel 108,822 (2.30%)
  • Hybrid 40,933 (0.86%)
  • Electric 953 (0.02%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 1,191 (0.03%)
In South Carolina, the average age of vehicles is 12.5 years.
The national average age of vehicles is 11.2 years.
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2016.

Sales

229,760 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 87,368 (38.03%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 89,113 (38.79%)
  • Pickups 41,502 (18.06%)
  • Vans/Minivans 11,777 (5.13%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 219,824 (95.68%)
  • Diesel 6,417 (2.79%)
  • Hybrid 3,035 (1.32%)
  • Electric 182 (0.08%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 297 (0.13%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

Auto-Related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • $41.23 Billion Total Imports
  • $64.47 Billion Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2016

  • $5.11 Billion Total Imports
  • $8.56 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, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

Fueling

  • Gasoline Stations 2,211
  • Electric Charging Stations 176
  • Biodiesel Stations 1
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 7
  • Hydrogen Stations 1
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 1
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 49
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of 10/11/16.

South Carolina Consumers

  • $31,175 $31,175 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $47,238 $47,238 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $3,937 $3,937 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $567 $567 Median Monthly New Car Payment
    National Average $576
  • 14% 14% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income
    National Average 12%

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (86%)
  • Carpool to work (10%)
  • Take public transportation (1%)
  • Other (4%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2015 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 4.35%.

South Carolina Automaker Facilities

346 Facilities
27,277 Employees
Compiled From Company Reports

Industry-Related Businesses

Business Facilities Employees
Motor Vehicles and Equipment 346 27,277
Suppliers, Parts and Tires 1,599 10,827
Motor Vehicle Dealers (New and Used) 1,828 27,341
Motor Vehicle Dealers (Used Only) 2,631 7,862
Auto Supply Stores 2,066 12,565
Gas Stations 2,211 12,536
Dealers (Special) 498 1,389
Property and Casualty Insurance 55 237
Car and Truck Rentals 1,215 6,701
Parking 58 300
Automotive Repair Shops 8,216 23,899
Carwashes And Other Service 2,487 8,873
Facility and employee figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet.

Automaker Facilities In South Carolina

BMW Manufacturing Co, LLC

Location Employees
Spartanburg Assembly and Performance Center Greer 9,040
BMW Zentrum- Heritage Museum Greer 0

BMW of North America, LLC

Location Employees
BMW Group Information Technology Research Center Greenville 0

Ford Motor Company

Location Employees
Ford Credit Greenville Business Center Greenville 246

Honda Manufacturing

Location Employees
Timmonsvilled 875

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

Location Employees
Ladson Marshalling Yard & Assembly Plant Ladson 251

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler

Location Employees
DTNA - Fort Mill Fort Mill 433
FCCC - Gaffney Gaffney 766
York/Arvin Meritor YORK 9
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Fort Mill 13

Volvo Car USA

Location Employees
Volvo Car US Operations Summerville 124

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