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AAIA Releases 2012 Digital Collision Repair Trends Report


The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has released the 2012 "Digital Collision Repair Trends: Industry Statistics & Analysis" report, which combines the latest available industry data from original AAIA research, government and independent research sources. This online publication is the seventh edition of this report series and was designed to capture the size and scope of the collision repair sector of the automotive aftermarket industry.

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“Collision repair shop sales in 2011 totaled an estimated $38.7 billion, up 3.3 percent from $37.5 billion in 2010,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “Independent paint and body repair shops made up $25.7 billion or 66 percent of the total market. Stats like these, and so much more, are featured in this new study, which is just the latest offering in AAIA’s ongoing effort to provide the most current and essential market intelligence available to help our members run successful businesses.”

The report covers such topics as fatalities from vehicle crashes, 2011 retail distribution, collision repair shop sales and direct repair programs. Powered by Nxtbook Media LLC, AAIA says this digital publication retains both the traditional design and high quality content of earlier reports but also provides added value with many new functional enhancements. Users can:


• Download Excel-based files, charts, tables and graphs that can be copied and pasted for presentations.
• Turn pages with the click of a mouse.
• View pages in a variety of sizes and formats.
• Quickly locate what they’re looking for through a “word search” feature.
• Save material for future reference through the “bookmarks” feature.
• Print the entire publication.

More information:

Copies of the new Collision Repair Trends study are now available – cost is $125 for AAIA members and $250 for non-members. To order, visit www.aftermarket.org and click “Market Intelligence,” or call AAIA market research at (301) 654-6664.

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