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Auto Parts Stores – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5531  |  NAICS 441310

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Auto Parts Stores  (view report)
Online Auto Parts & Accessories Sales  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Aftermarket Business World

Monthly publication features news and information for automotive products wholesalers and retailers, with special features including the "Top 25 Auto Chain Report" which ranks top aftermarket chains by number of company-owned stores and also includes information on annual revenue, wholesale/retail sales percentages, CEO/president, employees, headquarters location, and program group affiliation.

Lang Marketing Resources, Inc.
Lang Aftermarket Annual Report

Annual study provides in-depth analysis of various aspects of the automotive aftermarket, with topics covered in the study including do-it-yourself market volume, do-it-yourself market outlet performance by outlet type (e.g., auto parts stores, discount store/mass merchandisers, drug store/supermarkets, jobbers, vehicle dealers, and all other do-it-yourself outlets), and outlet share of do-it-yourself growth.

Specialty Equipment Market Association
Publications available from this organization include:

Annual Market Report
Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of the specialty equipment market and its various product categories, with information provided including market size and forecast by product category (e.g., appearance and accessory products, racing and performance products, and wheels, tires, and suspension) and historical market size trend data for various product lines included in each category.

SEMA Industry Perspectives Report
Semiannual publication examines current trends in the specialty automotive equipment industry, and includes an analysis of retailer sales trends for the last 12 months by vehicle segments sold to, retail channels sold through, average percentage of company sales from each channel, product segments sold, and products sold in each of the segments. Current and prior reports can be viewed free online.

Hedges & Company
E-Commerce Aftermarket Forecast

Automotive market research and analysis section features reports addressing various aspects of the online automotive aftermarket, with reports available in this section including the annual e-commerce aftermarket forecast which provides historical data and four-year forecasts for online sales excluding auctions, sales on mobile devices, and sales through all sales channels influenced by online sources.

Mintel Group Ltd.
DIY Auto Maintenance - US

Consumer research report provides a detailed analysis of the do-it-yourself automotive maintenance market, with topics covered by the report including market size and forecast, factors affecting market demand, consumer demographics and attitudes toward do-it-yourself automotive work, retail product purchase locations, and reasons for choosing locations. Table of contents can be viewed free online.

Automotive Parts & Accessories Store Market Analysis  Search for "441310"

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Automotive Parts & Accessories Stores  Search for "441310"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Auto Parts Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses
as a percentage of the most recent year's annual net revenue for retail establishments that sell new, used, or rebuilt parts and accessories for passenger cars, vans, trucks, and sport utility vehicles, and may also provide repair and/or maintenance services for these vehicles and install auto accessories.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Automotive Parts Store

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as district manager, store manager, assistant store manager, counterman, salesperson, and delivery driver, with employers for which wage data is provided including AutoZone, Inc., Advance Auto Parts Inc., O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., Genuine Parts Company, and The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe, and Jack.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by organizations in this retail sector which includes automotive supply stores that sell new, used, or rebuilt parts and accessories for passenger cars, vans, trucks, and SUVs, and may also provide repair and/or maintenance services for these vehicles and install auto accessories.

Business Valuation Resources

Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.

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