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AAIA Releases 2013 Digital Collision Repair Trends Report

Research shows 2.3 percent growth among aftermarket repair shops.

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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.

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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:

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  • 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 you’re looking for through a “word search” feature.
  • Save material for future reference through the “bookmarks” feature.
  • Print the entire publication.

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.

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