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94,441
94,441 Total Auto Jobs in Washington
2.12%
2.12% is dependent on the Auto Industry for Jobs.
$5.87B
Total Labor Income Annually
$9.55B
Total Car Sales in 2018
295.6K
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

$1.79B
Total State Tax revenue
6.7%
Percent of State Tax Revenue
$645.7M
New Vehicle Sales Taxes
$366.2M
Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
$143.2M
Sales Tax on Auto Parts and Services
$2.98B
Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees

Registrations

6,908,023

Registered

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 (2.6%)
  • Electric 28,424 (0.41%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 14,341 (0.21%)

The Washington average age of vehicles is 13.81 years.

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation 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%)

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • 17.95B 17.95 Billion Total Imports
  • 73.57B 73.57 Billion Total Imports

Economic Activity from 2018

  • 1.07B 1.07 Billion Total Imports
  • 8.29B 8.29 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.