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101,529
101,529 Total Auto Jobs in South Carolina
3.61%
3.61% is dependent on the Auto Industry for Jobs.
$5.53B
Total Labor Income Annually
$7.15B
Total Car Sales in 2018
218.8K
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

$581M
Total State Tax revenue
5.5%
Percent of State Tax Revenue
$111.9M
New Vehicle Sales Taxes
$100.3M
Sales Tax on Auto Parts and Services
$925.2M
Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
$20.4M
Corporate Profits Tax
$76.8M
State Income Taxes

Registrations

4,902,802

Registered

By Body Style

  • Cars 2,131,443 (43.47%)
  • CUVs 790,468 (16.12%)
  • SUVs 623,230 (12.71%)
  • Pickups 1,076,803 (21.96%)
  • Vans/Minivans 280,858 (5.73%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 4,733,949 (96.56%)
  • Diesel 117,496 (2.4%)
  • Hybrid 47,198 (0.96%)
  • Electric 1,946 (0.04%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 2,213 (0.05%)

The South Carolina average age of vehicles is 12.9 years.

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

New Purchases

218,753

Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 68,029 (31.1%)
  • CUVs 77,615 (35.48%)
  • SUVs 20,425 (9.34%)
  • Pickups 42,388 (19.38%)
  • Vans/Minivans 10,296 (4.71%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 208,648 (95.38%)
  • Diesel 6,026 (2.75%)
  • Hybrid 2,909 (1.33%)
  • Electric 689 (0.31%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 481 (0.22%)

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • 70.45B 70.45 Billion Total Imports
  • 37.55B 37.55 Billion Total Imports

Economic Activity from 2018

  • 8.06B 8.06 Billion Total Imports
  • 4.32B 4.32 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.