The big picture

A look at AGR's role in the U.S. auto repair industry
AG
January 1, 2008
AUTO : STATISTICS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS

 

The big picture
Auto glass replacement and repair accounts for 15 percent of U.S. automotive body, paint, interior and glass repair industry revenue, according to the July 2007 IBISWorld “Automotive Body, Paint, Interior and Glass Repair in the U.S.” report. Distributed through ReportLinker.com, the study examines key growth trends and issues, as well as the competitive environment of this portion of the aftermarket.

IBISWorld, New York, reports profit margins average 5 percent of revenue among firms in this segment.

Sole operators and small family businesses dominate the industry, accounting for 61 percent of total establishments, according to the report. IBISWorld expected the number of businesses in the U.S. auto body, paint, interior and glass repair industry to total 107,650 at 2007 year-end, employing 340,420 people.

Looking ahead, IBISWorld predicts revenue for the U.S. auto body, paint, interior and glass repair industry to grow at an annual average rate of 2.2 percent to $39.74 billion in 2012.

“Businesses in the automotive body, paint, interior and glass repair industry will continue to face cost pressures in a highly competitive environment, caused by a fragmented and saturated market,” according to the report.

For more information, visit www.ibisworld.com. To buy the report, go to www.reportlinker.com, or call Nicolas Bombourg at 646/290-5221.

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