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Autos Drive Utah Forward

Industry Impact

  • 45,494 45,494 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 3.2% 3.2% of State Workforce
  • 12,615 12,615 Total Auto-Related Employers
  • $4.45B $4.45 Billion in Total 2016 Car Sales
  • 138,834 138,834 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

  • $920.00M $920.00 Million in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 15% 15% of State Tax Revenue
  • $174M $174 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $95M $95 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $45M $45 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $587.00M $587.00 Million in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $9M $9 Million in Auto Dealer Business Taxes and Estimated Dealer Title Fees
  • $9M $9 Million Income Taxes from Payments for Automakers, Suppliers and Dealers
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015

Registrations

2,473,961 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 1,054,655 (42.63%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 665,128 (26.89%)
  • Pickups 549,927 (22.23%)
  • Vans/Minivans 157,383 (6.36%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 2,282,344 (92.25%)
  • Diesel 148,441 (6.00%)
  • Hybrid 32,669 (1.32%)
  • Electric 2,307 (0.09%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 1,726 (0.07%)
In Utah, the average age of vehicles is 11.8 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

138,834 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 45,888 (33.05%)
  • SUVs/CUVs 53,431 (38.49%)
  • Pickups 31,983 (23.04%)
  • Vans/Minivans 7,532 (5.43%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 122,203 (88.02%)
  • Diesel 12,664 (9.12%)
  • Hybrid 2,810 (2.02%)
  • Electric 663 (0.48%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 474 (0.34%)
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

  • $4.83 Million Total Imports
  • $1.97 Million Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2016

  • $2.51 Million Total Imports
  • $34,574 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 1,254
  • Electric Charging Stations 120
  • Biodiesel Stations 1
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 39
  • Hydrogen Stations 0
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 4
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 45
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.

Utah Consumers

  • $32,075 $32,075 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $62,912 $62,912 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $5,243 $5,243 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $583 $583 Median Monthly New Car Payment
    National Average $576
  • 11% 11% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income
    National Average 12%

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (80%)
  • Carpool to work (12%)
  • Take public transportation (3%)
  • Other (5%)
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%.

Utah Automaker Facilities

188 Facilities
6,321 Employees
Compiled From Company Reports

Industry-Related Businesses

Business Facilities Employees
Motor Vehicles and Equipment 188 6,321
Suppliers, Parts and Tires 913 9,964
Motor Vehicle Dealers (New and Used) 946 20,760
Motor Vehicle Dealers (Used Only) 836 3,256
Auto Supply Stores 1,106 6,965
Gas Stations 1,254 12,065
Dealers (Special) 332 1,116
Property and Casualty Insurance 16 111
Car and Truck Rentals 622 3,555
Parking 45 605
Automotive Repair Shops 4,834 17,782
Carwashes And Other Service 1,523 6,229
Facility and employee figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet.

Automaker Facilities In Utah

BMW Bank of North America

Location Employees
Headquarters Salt Lake City 34

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler

Location Employees
Detroit Diesel Reman West Tooele 255

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