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506,525
506,525 Total Auto Jobs in California
2.1%
2.1% is dependent on the Auto Industry for Jobs.
$34.61B
Total Labor Income Annually
$67.08B
Total Car Sales in 2018
2M
Total New Car Sold in 2018

Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2018 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

$4.65B
Total State Tax revenue
2.6%
Percent of State Tax Revenue
$4.66B
New Vehicle Sales Taxes
$2.64B
Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
$1.03B
Sales Tax on Auto Parts and Services
$11.27B
Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
$117.5M
Corporate Profits Tax
$561.9M
State Income Taxes

Registrations

31,507,331

Registered

By Body Style

  • Cars 16,139,269 (51.22%)
  • CUVs 5,384,758 (17.09%)
  • SUVs 3,196,677 (10.15%)
  • Pickups 4,970,536 (15.78%)
  • Vans/Minivans 1,816,091 (5.76%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 29,175,432 (92.6%)
  • Diesel 755,144 (2.4%)
  • Hybrid 1,095,231 (3.48%)
  • Electric 262,481 (0.83%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 219,043 (0.7%)

The California average age of vehicles is 11.23 years.

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

New Purchases

1,959,243

Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 896,007 (45.73%)
  • CUVs 620,328 (31.66%)
  • SUVs 135,071 (6.89%)
  • Pickups 228,563 (11.67%)
  • Vans/Minivans 79,274 (4.05%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 1,681,631 (85.83%)
  • Diesel 45,243 (2.31%)
  • Hybrid 77,198 (3.94%)
  • Electric 92,900 (4.74%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 62,271 (3.18%)

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • 74.74B 74.74 Billion Total Imports
  • 391.88B 391.88 Billion Total Imports

Economic Activity from 2018

  • 9.3B 9.3 Billion Total Imports
  • 45.98B 45.98 Billion Total Imports
Compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.