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).
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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