News: Consolidator Report
Research shows 2.3 percent growth among aftermarket repair shops.
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has released the 2013 Digital Collision Repair Trends report, an online 67-page descriptive analysis of data compiled from primary AAIA research, federal government and independent research data sources.
The report highlights the size and scope of the U.S. collision industry, including the paint, body and equipment (PBE) aftermarket, with a brief analysis of the Canadian collision industry. It also includes analyses of factors influencing the collision industry, automotive collision insurance coverage and DRPs.
According to this year’s report, collision repair-related sales by aftermarket repair shops grew 2.3 percent in 2012 to $39.7 billion. This growth was driven by several factors such as increased number of registered vehicles, increased road congestion causing a higher frequency of accidents per year and increased collision repair cost per vehicle.
Powered by Nxtbook Media LLC, this digital publication retains both the traditional design and high-quality content of AAIA reports, according to the association. New functional enhancements allow users to:
- Download Excel-based files, charts, tables and graphs that can be copied and pasted for presentations.
- Turn pages with the click of a mouse.
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Copies of the new 2013 Digital Collision Repair Trends report are now available for $125 for AAIA members and $250 for non-members. To order, visit www.aftermarket.org and click “Market Intelligence,” or call AAIA market intelligence at (301) 654-6664.