Size of the Collision Repair Industry
The collision repair segment of the auto care industry includes the products and services used to repair and
refinish motor vehicles’ bodies and glass. Repair shops that perform collision repairs are the users of this
industry’s segment’s products. In 2016, total sales in the collision repair industry were estimated to be $45.8
billion, representing a 3.3 percent increase over the previous year.
Independent paint and body
repair shops accounted for over
two-thirds (68.4 percent) of
collision repair receipts in 2016
at $31.3 billion. Dealership-
operated body shops had the
next largest share at $6.9 billion
(15.2 percent). Automotive glass
repair shops totaled $3.6 billion
in collision repair receipts (7.8
percent), while other shops
doing paint, body and glass
repair and replacement had
collision repair sales of $3.9
billion (8.6 percent).
Size of the Collision Repair Industry, 2016
(Millions of Retail Dollars)
Sources: Digital Auto Care Factbook 2018 (Page 55). U.S. Census Bureau, NADA Industry Analysis Division
Total paint, body and glass repair and replacement receipts
in 2016 = $45,805 billion
Other repair shops, $3,940
repair shops, $6,960
Independent paint & body
repair shops, $31,336
Automotive glass
repair shops, $3,568
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