Car Rental in the US: Market Research Report

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Car Rental Market Research Report | NAICS 53211 | Sep 2015

Driving force: Revived domestic air travel will support modest industry growth for car rentals

IBISWorld’s Car Rental market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Car Rental industry has changed gears over the past five years, growing strongly after being forced into reverse during the recession. Given that air travelers represent the industry's primary market, growth in air travel over the past five years has been most important in driving revenue expansion. Moreover, the industry is anticipated to continue growing through 2020, driven by an increase in the number of air travelers, rising per capita income and rising corporate profit. The industry's largest companies are expected to retain their competitive advantages over smaller players, such as maintaining strategic alliances with airlines and hotels... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Regional concentrations of industry establishments fall largely in line with the size of regional populations, with regions that are home to large concentrations of industry establishments also containing large populations, and vice versa. However, there are other factors that influence regional industry establishment concentrations as well. Given that over half of industry revenue is generated through business activity at airport facilities, industry establishments tend to cluster near to airports. There also tend to be more industry establishments in more densely populated areas, and especially in major cities... purchase to read more


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What is the Car Rental Industry?

Operators in this industry rent or lease passenger cars to customers. Car rentals typically last a short time (30 days or fewer) while leasing agreements are for longer (12 months or more). The industry excludes the rental or leasing of cars with drivers.

Industry Products
Leisure car rentalBusiness car rentalCar leasingCar sharing
Industry Activities
Passenger car rentalPassenger car leasing

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