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AAIA Factbook: Aftermarket Mergers and Acquisitions on the Rise Again

Consolidation within the U.S. automotive parts and accessories industry increased in 2003 after three consecutive years of decline, according to new data reported in the 2004/2005 Aftermarket Factbook published by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).A total of 48 reported aftermarket mergers and acquisitions took place in 2003, increasing 9.1 percent from 2002.

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BETHESDA, MD — Consolidation within the U.S. automotive parts and accessories industry increased in 2003 after three consecutive years of decline, according to new data reported in the 2004/2005 Aftermarket Factbook published by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).

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A total of 48 reported aftermarket mergers and acquisitions took place in 2003, increasing 9.1 percent from 2002. The overall value of the deals increased as well, according to AAIA, from $6.9 billion in 2002 to $7.8 billion in 2003. Aftermarket manufacturers accounted for 77 percent of the industry’s mergers and acquisitions with 37 deals.

In addition to statistics such as this, the 2004/2005 Aftermarket Factbook includes statistical tables, charts, analysis and trends in the U.S. and key international markets covering:

* New Aftermarket Data Resources section

* Size of aftermarket segments (warehouse distributors, heavy duty, PBE, tool & equipment and trim)

* Key economic indicators

* Sales of automotive accessories

* Sales of chemicals and motor oil

* Information on aftermarket distribution channels

* U.S. vehicle usage statistics

* U.S. vehicle sales and registration statistics

* U.S. automotive parts and accessories trade data

* State summary statistics

* Information on the Canadian and Mexican aftermarkets

The four-color Factbook is available for $99 for AAIA members and $199 for non-members. To order by phone, call 301-654-6664, or order online at www.aftermarket.org . Discounts are available for multiple copies.

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