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124,584
124,584 Total Auto Jobs in Kentucky
4.9%
4.9% is dependent on the Auto Industry for Jobs.
$7.74B
Total Labor Income Annually
$4.84B
Total Car Sales in 2018
149.4K
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

$835.8M
Total State Tax revenue
6.9%
Percent of State Tax Revenue
$303M
New Vehicle Sales Taxes
$171.8M
Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
$67.2M
Sales Tax on Auto Parts and Services
$931.1M
Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
$40.5M
Corporate Profits Tax
$126.5M
State Income Taxes

Registrations

4,028,531

Registered

By Body Style

  • Cars 1,675,099 (41.58%)
  • CUVs 663,249 (16.46%)
  • SUVs 435,452 (10.81%)
  • Pickups 1,012,599 (25.14%)
  • Vans/Minivans 242,132 (6.01%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 3,859,790 (95.81%)
  • Diesel 128,654 (3.19%)
  • Hybrid 37,255 (0.92%)
  • Electric 1,241 (0.03%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 1,591 (0.04%)

The Kentucky average age of vehicles is 13.03 years.

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

New Purchases

149,421

Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 42,712 (28.59%)
  • CUVs 55,301 (37.01%)
  • SUVs 13,239 (8.86%)
  • Pickups 30,607 (20.48%)
  • Vans/Minivans 7,562 (5.06%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 141,038 (94.39%)
  • Diesel 5,209 (3.49%)
  • Hybrid 2,387 (1.6%)
  • Electric 470 (0.31%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 317 (0.21%)

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • 20.3M 20.3 Million Total Imports
  • 81.6M 81.6 Million Total Imports

Economic Activity from 2018

  • 6.5M 6.5 Million Total Imports
  • 8.2M 8.2 Million 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.