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Automotive Aftermarket


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Demand to increase 3.2% per annum through 2016
The North American light vehicle aftermarket is projected to grow 3.2 percent annually to $85.5 billion in 2016. Gains will be fueled by the expansion in size and increasing age of the North American light vehicle fleet, which includes a rising number of vehicles in prime aftermarket service age: five to ten years for many components. Additionally, as the regional economy improves and unemployment rates decrease, average miles driven per vehicle will climb along with travel to and from work.

Continuing improvements in vehicle component durability will prevent sales from rising more rapidly through 2016, as will increased monitoring of vehicle systems by advanced onboard electronics, alerting owners of any performance issues. This will reduce the need to make major repairs, although these losses will be offset somewhat by the ensuing maintenance work and sales of minor repair parts. Increasing price pressures from aftermarket parts sourced from low labor cost countries will also dampen sales growth in dollar terms.

Electronic products to be fastest growing segment
The fastest growth among the major aftermarket product segments will be registered by electronic products. Suppliers of items such as controls, modules, and sensors will be the beneficiaries of the further development of advanced vehicle systems and the rising amount of electronic content found in light vehicles. Mechanical products -- which include automotive filters, brake parts, drivetrain components, engine hard parts, and transmissions -- will continue to be the largest aftermarket segment, accounting for 38 percent of all sales in 2016. Demand gains will be tempered by the rising quality of these already highly durable mechanical products.

Aftermarket sales of exterior and structural products are forecast to grow in line with the overall market through 2016, decelerating from the 2006 to 2011 period. Increased demand for higher priced items like performance tires and advanced glass products, including solar control windows and electrochromic mirrors, will help spur this rise. Value gains will be restricted, however, by improved tire quality and moderating raw material costs. Electrical parts are expected to record a similar rise in demand, limited by the long useful life of many products in this segment and stabilizing raw material prices, which will reduce inflationary pressures and market increases in dollar terms.

Professional service providers to dominate sales
Professional service providers account for the vast majority of demand for light vehicle aftermarket parts, representing 85 percent of total sales in 2011. The professional service provider market is expected to see faster growth than the doit- yourself (DIY) market through 2016 due to the increasing complexity of modern vehicle systems and components, which makes it more difficult for DIYers to do some types of maintenance and repair work.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (billion 2010 dollars)
      • United States
        • Table UNITED STATES: MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (billion 2010 dollars)
      • Canada
        • Table CANADA: MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (billion 2010 US dollars)
      • Mexico
        • Table MEXICO: MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (billion 2010 dollars)
    • Light Vehicle Supply & Demand Dynamics
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: LIGHT VEHICLE OVERVIEW
      • United States
        • Table UNITED STATES: LIGHT VEHICLE OVERVIEW
      • Canada
        • Table CANADA: LIGHT VEHICLE OVERVIEW
      • Mexico
        • Table MEXICO: LIGHT VEHICLE OVERVIEW
    • Automotive Industry Trends
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Aftermarket Forces at Work
    • Vehicle Quality Improvements
    • Vehicle Mileage Trends
    • Average Vehicle Age
    • Accident Trends
    • Pricing Trends
    • Technology & Materials Trends
    • Legal & Regulatory Trends
    • Foreign Trade & International Issues
      • Global Supply & Demand Trends
        • Table WORLD LIGHT VEHICLE AFTERMARKET BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Trends in Foreign Trade
  • AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET BY COUNTRY
    • General
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • United States
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN THE UNITED STATES BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
    • Canada
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN CANADA BY PRODUCT (million US dollars)
    • Mexico
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN MEXICO BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
  • MECHANICAL PRODUCT AFTERMARKET
    • General
      • Table MECHANICAL PRODUCT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Transmissions & Parts
      • Table TRANSMISSION & PART AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Transmissions
      • Parts
    • Engines & Parts
      • Table ENGINE & PART AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Engines, Blocks, & Cylinder Heads
      • Pistons & Rings
      • Valves, Seats, & Related
      • Bearings
      • Camshafts
      • Other
    • Filters
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE FILTER AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Oil Filters
      • Air Intake Filters
      • Fuel Filters
      • Cabin Air Filters
      • Other
    • Brake Parts
      • Table BRAKE PART AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Shoes, Pads, & Linings
      • Rotors
      • Calipers & Cylinders
      • Drums
      • Anti-Lock Brake System Components
      • Other
    • Steering & Suspension Components
      • Table STEERING & SUSPENSION COMPONENT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Shock Absorbers & Struts
      • Tie Rod Ends
      • Ball Joints
      • Power Steering Pumps
      • Power Steering Hose Assemblies
      • Other
    • Drivetrain Components
      • Table DRIVETRAIN COMPONENT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Axles & Parts
      • Wheels & Hubs
      • Clutch Assemblies
      • Constant Velocity Joints
      • Drive Shafts
      • Universal Joints
      • Other
    • Fuel System Components
      • Table FUEL SYSTEM COMPONENT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Fuel Injection Products
      • Fuel Pumps
      • Carburetors & Parts
      • Other
    • Exhaust & Emissions System Components
      • Table EXHAUST & EMISSIONS COMPONENT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Mufflers
      • Pipes
      • Catalytic Converters
      • Other
    • Cooling System Components
      • Table COOLING SYSTEM COMPONENT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Radiators & Parts
      • Water Pump Assemblies
      • Thermostats
      • Other
    • Air Conditioning System Components
      • Table AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM COMPONENT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Compressors
      • Condensers
      • Blower Motors
      • Other
  • EXTERIOR & STRUCTURAL PRODUCT AFTERMARKET
    • General
      • Table EXTERIOR & STRUCTURAL PRODUCT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Tires
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE REPLACEMENT TIRE DEMAND IN NORTH AMERICA BY COUNTRY
    • Wiper Blades
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE WIPER BLADE AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Windows & Glass
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE WINDOW & GLASS AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Laminated Safety Glass
      • Tempered Safety Glass
      • Mirrors
      • Solar Control & Other
    • Other
      • Table OTHER EXTERIOR & STRUCTURAL PRODUCT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • ELECTRICAL PRODUCT AFTERMARKET
    • General
      • Table ELECTRICAL PRODUCT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Batteries
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Ignition Systems & Parts
      • Table IGNITION SYSTEM & PART AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Starters
      • Ignition Harnesses, Cables, & Coils
      • Distributors & Parts
      • Other
    • Lighting Equipment
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING EQUIPMENT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Headlamps & Bulbs
      • Parking, Tail, & Interior
      • Spot, Fog, & Auxiliary
    • Charging Equipment
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE CHARGING EQUIPMENT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Spark Plugs
      • Table SPARK PLUG AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Other
      • Table OTHER AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL PRODUCT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY COUNTRY (million dollars)
  • ELECTRONIC PRODUCT AFTERMARKET
    • General
      • Table ELECTRONIC PRODUCT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
    • Electronic Controls, Modules, & Sensors
      • Table ELECTRONIC CONTROL, MODULE, & SENSOR AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Engine & Drivetrain
      • Safety
      • Telematics, Navigation, & Instrumentation
      • Comfort & Convenience
      • Emissions Control Sensors
    • Automotive Entertainment
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Sound Systems
      • Video & Multimedia Systems
    • Security Systems
      • Table ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEM AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRODUCT & COUNTRY (million dollars)
      • Remote/Wireless
      • Vehicle Recovery Systems
      • Local
  • AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET BY PERFORMER
    • General
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PERFORMER (million dollars)
    • Professional
      • Table PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA BY PERFORMER (million dollars)
      • Specialists
        • Table SPECIALIST AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA (million dollars)
      • Garages & Service Stations
        • Table GARAGE & SERVICE STATION AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA (million dollars)
      • Automobile Dealerships
        • Table AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA (million dollars)
      • Other
        • Table OTHER PROFESSIONAL PROVIDER AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA (million dollars)
    • Consumer/DIY
      • Table CONSUMER/DIY AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN NORTH AMERICA (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Tires
      • Non-Tire Products
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Strategic Partnerships
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Financial Issues & Requirements
    • Company Profiles
      • Advance Auto Parts Incorporated
      • Affinia Group Incorporated
      • Aisin Seiki Company Limited
      • Autoparts Holdings Limited
      • AutoZone Incorporated
      • BorgWarner Incorporated
      • Bosch (Robert) GmbH
      • Bridgestone Corporation
      • Canadian Tire Corporation
      • Chrysler Group LLC
      • Continental AG
      • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
      • Cooper-Standard Holdings Incorporated
      • Dana Holding Corporation
      • Delphi Automotive plc
      • DENSO Corporation
      • East Penn Manufacturing Company Incorporated
      • Eaton Corporation
      • Exide Technologies
      • Federal-Mogul Corporation
      • Ford Motor Company
      • Fuyao Glass Industry Group Company Limited
      • General Motors Company
      • Genuine Parts Company
      • GKN plc
      • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
      • Guardian Industries Corporation
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • Johnson Controls Incorporated
      • JVC KENWOOD Corporation
      • Meritor Incorporated
      • Michelin Group
      • Nippon Sheet Glass Company Limited
      • Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack
      • Pioneer Corporation
      • Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC
      • Siemens AG
      • Sony Corporation
      • Standard Motor Products Incorporated
      • Tenneco Incorporated
      • Tomkins Limited
      • Trico Products Incorporated
      • TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation
      • UCI Holdings Limited
      • Valeo SA
      • Veyance Technologies Incorporated
      • Visteon Corporation
    • Additional Companies in the North American Automotive Aftermarket

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