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Report: Collision Industry Sales Saw Slight Drop in 2013

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Oct. 23, 2014—The Auto Care Association (ACA) has released its 2014 Digital Collision Repair Trends report, an online 70-page analysis of data compiled from primary ACA research, as well as federal government and independent research data sources.

According to this year’s report, collision repair–related sales by industry repair shops dropped slightly (0.2 percent) from $40.2 billion in 2012 in 2013 to $40.1 billion.

The report highlights the size and scope of the U.S. collision industry, including the paint, body and equipment (PBE) segment, with a brief analysis of the Canadian collision industry. It also includes analyses of factors influencing the collision industry, automotive collision insurance coverage and the Direct Repair Program (DRP).

Despite the recent drop, the industry, since 2009, has managed sustained growth at an annual rate of 2.2 percent, with most of the growth coming from the high-priced post-collision repair parts.

Copies of the new 2014 Digital Collision Repair Trends report are available at $125 for ACA members, and $250 for non-members. The report can be ordered by calling member services at 301.654.6664.

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