Increased vehicles and road congestion drives collision repair growth in U.S.

Bethesda, Maryland — November 21, 2013 — Collision repair-related sales by aftermarket repair shops in the U.S. grew 2.3 percent in 2012 to $39.7 billion, according to the 2013 Digital Collision Repair Trends report by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). 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 the increased collision repair cost per vehicle. 

The 2013 Digital Collision Repair Trends report is an online 67-page descriptive analysis of data compiled from primary AAIA research, federal government and independent research data sources. 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 the Direct Repair Program (DRP).

The online format of the report means the document is searchable, in addition users can download Excel-based files, charts, tables and graphs that can be copied and pasted for presentations and  save material for future reference.

Copies of the new 2013 Digital Collision Repair Trends report are now available at a cost of $125 for AAIA members and $250 for non-members. Visit aftermarket.org and click “Market Intelligence,”  to order, or call 301-654-6664.


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