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Auto Parts Distributors

SIC 5013 | NAICS 423120

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Auto Parts Wholesaling  (view report)
Used Car Parts Wholesaling  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Aftermarket Business World

Monthly publication features news and information for automotive products wholesalers and retailers, with topics covered in various issues including industry news and issues, market trends and analysis, market opportunities, business management, product news, and technology. Archived digital editions are available free online, with free digital subscription and e-news alerts available to qualified parties.


Automotive Parts & Accessories Stores

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Babcox Media, Inc.
Information resources available from this organization include:

http://www.counterman.com / digital-archive
Monthly trade journal features news and information for automotive aftermarket products distributors, with special features including the "Distribution Preview" which looks at the year ahead, the "Midyear Update" which looks ahead to second-half opportunities, and the "P.A.R.T.S. Survey" which surveys auto repair shops and technicians on where, how, and why they purchase specific types of products.

Professional Automotive Repair Technician Survey (P.A.R.T.S.)
Annual survey provides information on where, how, and why repair technicians source specific types of products, with product categories covered by the survey including brake friction, clutch kits, diesel injectors, fuel pumps, gaskets, ignition coils, O2 sensors, oil and air filters, spark plugs, starters and alternators, and wheel bearings. Survey is available free online in September issue of "Counterman".

Auto Care Association
Publications available from this trade association include:

Auto Care Factbook
Annual factbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the auto care industry, with topics addressed including historical sales trends and forecasts, auto care segmentation, sales by distribution channel, program and retail distribution, service and retail outlets, service and retail outlet analysis, consumer profile, motor vehicle parts replacement rates, and top replacement rate categories by age of vehicle.

Lang Aftermarket Annual
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the light vehicle aftermarket, with topics covered in the report including aftermarket size, product sales analysis for 80 product categories, distribution channels (e.g., traditional, specialized, original equipment, integrated, and import), service and do-it- yourself (DIY) markets, service and DIY market outlets performance, and aftermarket outlet analysis.

Freedonia Group
North American Automotive Aftermarket by Product & Performer

Comprehensive report analyzes aftermarket demand for automotive components, with data provided including historical demand and forecasts for mechanical (e.g., powertrain, steering, suspension, fuel system, exhaust, emission, and air conditioning), electrical (e.g., ignition system, battery, and lighting equipment), electronic, and exterior/structural (e.g., windows, glass, and wiper blades) components.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Auto Parts and Supplies Distributors
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "423120"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Auto Parts Wholesaling
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for wholesalers that distribute products and components used in powertrain, thermal, safety, electrical, electronic, suspension, and handling systems to motor vehicle manufacturers, automotive product retailers, and service providers. Sample report is available online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Automotive Parts Wholesalers

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, warehouse manager, parts manager, outside sales representative, counterman, and warehouse associate, with distributors for which wage data is provided including AutoZone, Inc., Genuine Parts Company, LKQ Corporation, and National Automotive Parts Association, Inc. (NAPA).

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Wholesalers

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed in this sector which includes wholesalers that distribute automotive products and components used in powertrain, thermal, handling, safety, suspension, electrical, and electronic systems to motor vehicle manufacturers, automotive retailers, and repair shops and service centers.

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