Ottawa, Ontario -- September 4, 2015 -- The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada and DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) have released the first edition of the Canadian Collision Repair Industry Yearbook. This new report brings together, for the first time, relevant industry data and provides valuable and insightful information for the collision sector.
The Canadian Collision Repair Industry Yearbook looks to address the current lack of market information for the Canadian collision industry and is intended as a starting point upon which further research can be built to increase the amount, scope and utility of information available on the collision sector in Canada.
The 2015 edition of the report is made up of two sections. The first provides a national industry profile with information on the size and scope of the collision industry in Canada, including establishment counts, employment estimate, total dollar sales volume, collision statistics and financial performance of the collision industry. The second section, a province-by-province breakdown, adds more depth including overall living cost, some auto specific items’ cost, labour productivity measures, the structure of the vehicle fleet and the growth of vehicle sales, etc.
Among the highlights:
• There were a total of 4,869 outlets for the Automotive Body, Paint and Interior Repair and Maintenance industry in Canada in 2014.
• According to estimates, 21,739 employees worked in the collision industry Canada-wide in 2014.
• The major banner groups enjoyed a 17.38% year-over-year increase in sales when compared to 2013. The sales average per store in this group reached $1.57 million in 2014.
For more information about this report, please contact Andrew Shepherd, Senior Director, Industry Programs firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-808-2920, ext. 229.
This report is available to all AIA members free of charge. Members can access the report by logging onto AIA’s website with their email address and password and visiting the Publications page. Non-members may purchase the report here.