Car Rental in the US: Market Research Report

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Car Rental Market Research Report | NAICS 53211 | Jul 2014

Ride sharing: Revived domestic air travel will support modest growth for car rentals

IBISWorld’s Car Rental market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The global recession put the brakes on the industry, but a revival in demand for air travel will stimulate growth again. Rising personal incomes and more generous corporate travel budgets will underpin growth from this market; however, rising fuel prices and the corresponding increase in ticket prices threaten that forecast. Still, the industry is forecast to pick up speed as firms implement new strategies and look to focus on ride sharing, a growing service segment in the industry... purchase to read more

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The Car Rental industry has changed gears over the past five years, after the recession forced it into reverse. Since 2009, the unemployment rate has slowly improved, incomes have risen and consumers have begun spending again. Importantly, consumers have been spending more on leisure activities, such as domestic travel. Also, corporate profit is currently at an all-time high, growing an impressive 9.6% per year on average over the five years to 2014, leading to a spike in business travel. These trends have been important drivers for the industry's turnaround since 2009, as air travelers are the industry's primary market: a large portion of rental cars are picked up after flights at airport locations... purchase to read more


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What is the Car Rental Industry?

Companies 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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