Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
IBISWorld research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts for over
700 industries, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships
that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Sample report is available online.
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers,
with contents including in-depth articles on industry and marketing trends, member profiles, government
affairs updates, and more. Current and prior digital editions are available online.
"Market Intelligence" section provides an extensive selection of research publications such as
"Digital Aftermarket Factbook", "Lang Annual", "Industry Indicators", and "BB&T Weekly Aftermarket
Intelligence Update". Descriptions of these publications and selected excerpts can be viewed free
Automobile Parts and Accessories Stores
First Research industry profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent
news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year
revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
Sample report is available online.
Advanstar Communications, Inc.
Aftermarket Business World
Information resources available from this organization include:
Monthly trade magazine features news, information, and analysis for automotive parts wholesalers
and retailers, with topics covered including market trends and analysis, business management,
new products, technology solutions, and more. Current and prior digital editions are available
Top 40 Chain Report
Annual publication ranks the top 40 parts retailers based on company-owned store counts, with
information provided including number of stores, total sales, commercial and retail sales percentages,
program group affiliation, CEO, and contact information. Summary article and full report can be
viewed free online.
Annual Market Report
Special reports and studies originally published in the ABW magazine address a variety of topics
including consumer attitudes, top 40 retailer chains (see above), specialty product sales, reseller
and fleet product sales, and more. All studies included in this section can be viewed free online.
Annual study provides an overview of specialty parts and accessories market, with topics covered including
overall size of the automotive specialty equipment business; sales within specific segments (e.g.,
appearance and accessory products, racing and performance products, and wheels, tires, and suspension)
and niches; consumer purchasing patterns; economic and industry trends; and motor vehicle sales trends.
Mintel Group Ltd.
DIY Auto Maintenance - US
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. DIY (do-it-yourself) auto maintenance
market, with topics covered including including market size and forecast, demand drivers, auto parts
retail channels, retailer profiles, marketing strategies, consumer attitudes and demographics, and
more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.
Industry Financial Ratios
Auto Parts Stores
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Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail,
balance sheets, cash flow statements, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed analysis
available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level. Sample reports are
Financial Benchmarking Report - Retailers
Monthly reports provide financial and operating benchmarks for specialty parts and accessories retailers,
with information provided including year-to-date sales as compared to prior year, three month sales
outlook, sales per employee, gross profit margin, inventory turns, shipping costs, advertising and
marketing expense, and more. Benchmarking reports are available at no charge to participating members
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this
retail sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national
data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free
Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Auto Parts and Accessories Stores
Report provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries.
Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®,
with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.
Auto Parts and Accessories Distributors
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturers
Motor Vehicle Parts and Engine Remanufacturers
Auto Repair Services
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