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Autos Drive Washington Forward

Industry Impact

  • 118,234 118,234 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 2.7% 2.7% of State Workforce
  • $7.52B $7.52 Billion Labor Income
  • $9.55B $9.55 Billion in Total 2018 Car Sales
  • 295,582 295,582 Total New Car Sales
Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2017 data year; compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Tax Revenue

  • $1.94B $1.94 Billion in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 8% 8% of State Tax Revenue
  • $680M $680 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $366M $366 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $142M $142 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $2.49B $2.49 Billion in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $0 $0 in Corporate Profits Tax
  • $0 $0 State Income Taxes
Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2017 data year.

Registrations

6,908,023 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 3,082,088 (44.62%)
  • CUVs 1,267,995 (18.36%)
  • SUVs 744,649 (10.78%)
  • Pickups 1,382,271 (20.01%)
  • Vans/Minivans 431,020 (6.24%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 6,383,778 (92.41%)
  • Diesel 302,125 (4.37%)
  • Hybrid 179,355 (2.60%)
  • Electric 28,424 (0.41%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 14,341 (0.21%)
In Washington, the average age of vehicles is 13.8 years.
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

295,582 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 90,668 (30.67%)
  • CUVs 118,955 (40.24%)
  • SUVs 22,432 (7.59%)
  • Pickups 48,633 (16.45%)
  • Vans/Minivans 14,894 (5.04%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 256,733 (86.86%)
  • Diesel 13,522 (4.57%)
  • Hybrid 12,677 (4.29%)
  • Electric 9,039 (3.06%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 3,611 (1.22%)
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

  • $73.57 Billion Total Imports
  • $17.95 Billion Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2018

  • $8.29 Billion Total Imports
  • $1.07 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 2,853
  • Electric Charging Stations 868
  • Biodiesel Stations 7
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 4
  • Hydrogen Stations 0
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 1
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 85
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.

Washington Consumers

  • $32,321 $32,321 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $70,979 $70,979 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $5,915 $5,915 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $492 $492 Median Monthly New Car Payment
    National Average $576
  • 8% 8% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income
    National Average 12%

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (72%)
  • Carpool to work (10%)
  • Take public transportation (7%)
  • Other (12%)
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%.

Automaker Facilities In Washington

Ford Motor Company

LocationEmployees
Seattle Regional OfficeBellevue 18

General Motors

LocationEmployees
GM Financial Branch Office - SeattleLynnwood 57

Mazda

LocationEmployees
Seattle Training CenterKirkland 1
Port TacomaTacoma 2

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler

LocationEmployees
car2goSeattle 2

ReachNow

LocationEmployees
OtherSeattle 0
Mobility ServicesSeattle 50

Toyota

LocationEmployees
Toyota Financial Services District Sales and Service OfficeBellevue 11

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