United States motor vehicle aftermarket sales increased by 5.4% in 2004 to $257 billion, according to the 2005/2006 Aftermarket Factbook recently published by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
Industry growth was led by the medium- and heavy-duty segment, which expanded 7.1% to $66.5 billion. The automotive light-vehicle segment rose 4.8% to $190.5 billion.
The Factbook has tables, charts, analysis, and trends in the United States and international markets covering:
- Overall size of the automotive (light-duty) aftermarket.
- Overall size of the heavy duty aftermarket.
- Key aftermarket segments.
- DIY and DIFM consumer trends.
- Vehicle registrations and sales.
- Vehicle usage statistics and operating costs.
- Miles driven.
- Purchases of aftermarket accessories.
- Sales of automotive chemicals and fluids.
- State summary statistics.
- US trade data of motor vehicle parts and accessories.
- Information on the Chinese and Canadian aftermarkets.
- Key economic and financial indicators.
- Guide to aftermarket data resources.
The four-color Factbook is priced at $125 for AAIA members and $225 for non-members. To order, phone 301-654-6664 or order online at www.aftermarket.org. Discounts are provided for multiple copies.