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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

By Powertrain

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

By Powertrain

$391.88B
$391.88 Billion Total Imports
$74.74B
$74.74 Billion Total Exports
$45.98B
$45.98 Billion Total Imports
$9.3B
$9.3 Billion Total Exports
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.
Gasoline Stations 15057
Electric Charging Stations 5060
Biodiesel Stations 11
Compressed Natural Gas Stations 169
Hydrogen Stations 40
Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 18
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 251

$34,238

$34,238 Average MSRP Per New Car

$71,805

$71,805 Median Household Income

$5,984

$5,984 Median Monthly Household Income

$521

$521 Median Monthly New Car Payment

8.71%

8.71% Monthly Car Payment As A Percent Of Monthly Income (%)

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