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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
  • $7.17B $7.17 Billion in Total 2017 Car Sales
  • 223,895 223,895 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

  • $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

4,684,841 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 2,077,223 (44.34%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 1,224,324 (26.13%)
  • Pickups 988,577 (21.10%)
  • Vans/Minivans 291,670 (6.07%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 4,518,554 (96.45%)
  • Diesel 108,477 (2.32%)
  • Hybrid 42,749 (0.91%)
  • Electric 1,137 (0.02%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 1,636 (0.03%)
In South Carolina, the average age of vehicles is 12.9 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.

New Purchases

223,895 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 77,568 (34.64%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 91,423 (40.83%)
  • Pickups 42,019 (18.77%)
  • Vans/Minivans 10,089 (4.51%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 213,868 (95.52%)
  • Diesel 6,265 (2.80%)
  • Hybrid 3,191 (1.43%)
  • Electric 232 (0.10%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 337 (0.15%)
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

  • $38.54 Billion Total Imports
  • $68.02 Billion Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2017

  • $4.43 Billion Total Imports
  • $8.05 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, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

Fueling

  • Gasoline Stations 2,211
  • Electric Charging Stations 210
  • Biodiesel Stations 1
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 7
  • Hydrogen Stations 2
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 1
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 44
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.

South Carolina Consumers

  • $32,031 $32,031 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $49,501 $49,501 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $4,125 $4,125 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $586 $586 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 (83%)
  • Carpool to work (9%)
  • Take public transportation (1%)
  • Other (8%)
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 %.

South Carolina Automaker Facilities

346 Facilities
27,277 Employees
Compiled From Company Reports

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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