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27,617
27,617 Total Auto Jobs in West Virginia
3.05%
3.05% is dependent on the Auto Industry for Jobs.
$1.33B
Total Labor Income Annually
$2.58B
Total Car Sales in 2018
81.6K
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

$264.4M
Total State Tax revenue
4.9%
Percent of State Tax Revenue
$167.8M
New Vehicle Sales Taxes
$95.1M
Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
$37.2M
Sales Tax on Auto Parts and Services
$584.1M
Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
$1.8M
Corporate Profits Tax
$29.9M
State Income Taxes

Registrations

1,584,252

Registered

By Body Style

  • Cars 565,279 (35.68%)
  • CUVs 308,084 (19.45%)
  • SUVs 195,871 (12.36%)
  • Pickups 441,175 (27.85%)
  • Vans/Minivans 73,843 (4.66%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 1,515,343 (95.65%)
  • Diesel 57,496 (3.63%)
  • Hybrid 10,650 (0.67%)
  • Electric 232 (0.01%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 531 (0.03%)

The West Virginia average age of vehicles is 12.39 years.

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

New Purchases

81,580

Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 18,047 (22.12%)
  • CUVs 32,644 (40.01%)
  • SUVs 8,054 (9.87%)
  • Pickups 20,555 (25.2%)
  • Vans/Minivans 2,280 (2.79%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 77,243 (94.68%)
  • Diesel 3,150 (3.86%)
  • Hybrid 969 (1.19%)
  • Electric 95 (0.12%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 123 (0.15%)

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • 3.7K 3.7 Thousand Total Imports
  • 3.8M 3.8 Million Total Imports

Economic Activity from 2018

  • 0 0 Total Imports
  • 3.1K 3.1 Thousand 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.