Automotive Parts & Accessories Stores Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 2/15/2021
SIC Codes: 5015, 5531
NAICS Codes: 44131
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Companies in this industry operate physical retail establishments that sell new, used, and/or repaired automobile parts and accessories, as well as repair and install automotive accessories. Major companies include Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, and The Pep Boys (all based in the US), as well as ATU (Germany); AUTOBACS SEVEN and Yellow Hat (Japan); Halfords Group (UK); and Supercheap Auto (Australia).

The global automotive industry is expected to experience healthy growth over the next several years, due largely to economic expansion in emerging markets. The global vehicle population of cars and light trucks is expected to grow 27% between 2015 and 2022, according to IHS Automotive, with the number of vehicles in operation in China rising 64% by 2018. China is the world's largest consumer of auto parts, followed by the US, Japan, and Germany, according to Global Market Insights. Mature economies in North America and Europe will likely grow but at a much slower pace than emerging markets.

The US automobile parts retail industry includes about 37,500 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $57 billion. The US automotive light duty aftermarket sales are expected to grow from around $280 billion to around $310 billion, according to a joint forecast by Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.

The industry includes retailers of new and used automobile parts. Some large retailers also distribute auto parts. Tire wholesalers and tire ...

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