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Table of Contents The information contained in the 2019 Digital Auto
Care Industry Factbook is provided as a summary
of market statistics. The Auto Care Association
expresses no opinion on the data, which have been
compiled from the sources referenced herein. The
Auto Care Association makes no representation with
respect to the accuracy or validity of the data and
assumes no responsibility for the use thereof.
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Auto Care Association Market Intelligence Program Market Intelligence Committee ......................................... IV
Economic Indicators Key Economic Indicators ............................................... 2 National Debt ........................................................ 3 Industry Employment .................................................. 4 Technician Employment and Wages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 What Do Our Members Think? / Key Issues ................................ 6 BCI/ECI Summary .................................................... 7
U.S. Motor Vehicle Auto Care Industry Introduction to the Channel Forecast Model ............................... 10 2016 to 2021 Forecast Assumptions ..................................... 11 U.S. Motor Vehicle Auto Care Industry ................................... 12 Auto Care Industry Sales History and Forecast ............................. 13 Auto Care Sales by Distribution Channel .................................. 14 Auto Care Segmentation .............................................. 15 Auto Care Service and Retail Outlets .................................... 16 Auto Care Service and Retail Outlet Analysis .............................. 17 Program Distribution Overview ......................................... 18 Retail Distribution Overview ............................................ 19
Financial Benchmarks Financial Profiles of Select Auto Care Companies .......................... 22 Select Auto Care Transactions ......................................... 30
Auto Care Industry Consumer Profile .................................................... 42 Replacement Rates for Motor Vehicle Parts and Jobs ....................... 48 Top 10 Replacement Rate Categories By Vehicle Age ....................... 49
Auto Care Industry Segments Medium And Heavy Duty Truck Industry .................................. 52 Sales of Replacement Tires ............................................ 53 Tool and Equipment ................................................. 54 Paint, Body and Equipment ........................................... 55
Vehicle Registrations and Usage U.S. New Motor Vehicle Registrations .................................... 60 Top 10 Light Vehicle Registrations ...................................... 61 U.S. Total Motor Vehicle Population ..................................... 62 Hybrid Vehicles ..................................................... 65 Vehicle Operating Costs .............................................. 68 Miles Driven and Vehicle Service Contracts ............................... 69 Gasoline Affordability and Fuel Consumption .............................. 70 Crude Oil and Diesel Fuel Costs ........................................ 71
State Summary Statistics State Summary Statistics .............................................. 74
Global Auto Care Industry Aftermarket Dynamics ................... 80 U.S. Trade Data By Country .............. 82 Global Vehicle Registrations By Country ..... 83 Global Economic and Automotive Data ..... 84 U.S. Trade Data for Selected Motor Vehicle Products ........................... 88 Canadian Auto Care Industry .............. 93 Mexican Auto Care Industry .............. 96 Chinese Auto Care Industry ............... 98
Glossary and Reference Glossary and Terms .................... 102 NAICS Definitions ...................... 106
Auto Care Data Resources Auto Care Data Resources .............. 107
Auto Care Association Market Intelligence Auto Care Association Market Intelligence .. 112
Auto Care Association Lang Market Comparison Harmonization of Auto Care Industry Data .. 118
Auto Care Association Legal Terms and Conditions ............. 119
The Auto Care Association is a Bethesda, Md.-based association that has more than 3,000 member companies
representing approximately 150,000 independent businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle
parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair.
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