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AAIA: Collision Industry Increased Sales In 2012

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Nov. 20, 2013—According to the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association’s (AAIA) recently released 2013 Digital Collision Repair Trends report, collision repair–related sales by aftermarket shops increased by 2.3 percent last year to $39.7 billion.

The 67-page online report is comprised of data from AAIA’s own research, as well as federal government and independent research data sources.

The report stated the 2013 growth was likely driven by several factors including an increased number of registered vehicles, increased road congestion causing a higher frequency of accidents per year, and the increased collision repair costs per vehicle. 

The report highlights the size and scope of the U.S. collision industry, including the paint, body and equipment (PBE) aftermarket. It also includes analyses of factors such as automotive collision insurance coverage and the direct repair program (DRP) model adopted by many of the insurers.

Available online, users can now download the Excel-based files, charts, tables and graphs that can be copied and pasted for presentations.

Also available to print after download, copies of the report are available here at a cost of $125 for AAIA members and $250 for non-members. 

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