Record Precipitation Drives Category Growth In US Automotive Aftermarket During The First Half Of 2019, According To NPD
“Extreme weather weeks impacted month-by-month performance in the automotive aftermarket, with January – when the Polar Vortex occurred – and March – when we saw record rainfall throughout much of the country – representing 8 percent and 7 percent dollar growth, respectively,” said Nathan Shipley, executive director and automotive industry analyst for The NPD Group.
Officials from WVE are currently on the ground in Centerville, Iowa, working closely with local authorities to assess the damage, which is isolated to one corner of the building.
US Automotive Aftermarket Industry Swayed By Lower Retail Pricing, Weather Patterns In 2016, Reports NPD Group
Macro trends, including an increase in miles driven and new car sales, lower-priced gasoline and unpredictable weather patterns, impacted the industry’s annual performance.