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News   May 15, 2012   by Auto Service World

U.S. Aftermarket Factbooks Feature Dynamic New Content

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has released its most popular online publications, the Digital Aftermarket Factbook 2013 and the Digital Aftermarket Factbook & Lang Annual 2013.

This year’s market intelligence resources feature new and enhanced content.

New value-added content highlights in this year’s edition include:

A U.S. Economic Update by Dr. Timothy Nash, Northwood University;

An extended Industry Forecast through 2015 by IHS Global Insight;

An updated Program and Retail Distribution Summary by Advanstar Communications;

An expanded Mergers and Acquisitions section by BB&T Capital Markets;

A new “Bodyshop Industry Profile” from Babcox Media, Inc.;

A new Age Mix of Vehicle Analysis based on Polk data; and

A new U.S. Trade Data Table for Selected Motor Vehicle Products.

“AAIA always endeavours to exceed our members’ expectations with our market intelligence, and especially with these flagship publications,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “We continue to evolve our Factbook in response to our members’ needs, and strive to stay at the forefront of imperative industry trends and information. In addition to the new research material, our Factbook allows members immediate access to valuable data and online resources through live embedded hyperlinks. They can also download Excel-based files, charts, tables and graphs that can be easily copied and re-used in presentations and reports.”

The online format allows readers to turn pages with the click of the mouse, locate data with the comprehensive “word search” feature and print a copy of the entire publication.

The Digital Aftermarket Factbook contains:

Key economic indicators.

Channel Forecast Model.

Financial profiles, acquisition and merger activities.

DIY consumer and vehicle demographics.

Replacement rates for motor vehicle parts and jobs.

Purchases and installation of aftermarket accessories.

Information on key aftermarket segments.

U.S. motor vehicle registrations, operating costs and miles traveled.

State summary statistics.

Global economic and automotive data including vehicle registrations by country.

U.S. trade data for selected motor vehicle products.

Information on the Canadian, Chinese and Mexican aftermarkets.

The Lang Annual section contains:

Sales volume analysis of 80 key products.

Service market product volume by major type of service outlet.

DIY product volume by major type of retail outlet.

Number of jobbers in the U.S. and by geographic area.

Distribution analysis by five major channels.

Changes in vehicle mix.

Bay population by major service outlet groups.

Analysis of growth by major aftermarket segment:

– Service market.

– DIY market.

– Domestic vehicle market.

– Foreign vehicle market.

– Distribution channels.

– Vehicle type.

Forecasts of key aftermarket trends, including:

– Domestic and foreign share of light vehicles.

– Average age of foreign and domestic light vehicles.

AAIA members received a complimentary copy of the Digital Aftermarket Factbook 2013 as a member benefit on Wednesday, May 9, with three guest passes included. While additional copies may be purchased for $200, the non-member price is $500. The Digital Aftermarket Factbook & Lang Annual 2013 is available for $650 to AAIA members and $1,300 for non-members. To order any of these digital publications, contact member services at 301-654-6664 or visit and click “Market Intelligence,” then click on the link for a full listing of market research products.

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