Car Body Shops in the US: Market Research Report

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Car Body Shops Market Research Report | NAICS 81112 | Nov 2013

Safe and sorry: Developments in crash-avoidance technology are bad news for the industry

IBISWorld’s Car Body Shops 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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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Car Body Shops industry has been driving a bumpy road over the past five years. The recession has had lingering effects on the industry, with consumers holding off on essential repairs and pulling back on discretionary services like paint jobs. While the recovering economy will benefit many automotive industries, car body shops will not fare as well. Consumers will prefer to buy new cars rather than have their older cars repaired. Furthermore, manufacturers are introducing safety technologies into new cars, which will reduce collisions, something that this industry depends on for work... purchase to read more

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The Car Body Shops industry derives its revenue from drivers that pay these shops for certain automotive repairs. Some of these repairs, such as severe body damage and broken glass, are necessary because the vehicle would be unsafe to drive if left unattended. This segment of the industry is driven by the number of accidents that take place, which is primarily affected by the number of cars on the road and the average age of the cars on the road.

Increased activity in these areas increases the likelihood of collisions, leading to potential positive demand for the necessary repair segment. Other repairs are largely discretionary purchases and depend on consumer income. Depressed economic activity can lead consumers to postpone repairs to avoid spending money... purchase to read more


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What is the Car Body Shops Industry?

This industry provides repair and customization work to the interior and body of passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. Some industry operators specialize in certain auto repairs; for example, paint shops specialize in post-collision paint jobs, while automotive glass shops replace, repair and tint windows. Restoration shops, which typically represent a niche market, restore classic and antique cars.

Industry Products
BodyworkPaintworkGlass replacement and repairUpholstery and interior repairMerchandise salesBody conversionsOther services
Industry Activities
Automotive bodyworkAutomotive paintingAutomotive upholstery shop operation Automotive interior repairAntique and classic automotive restorationTruck trailer body shop operationTruck trailer paint and body repair Van conversionAutomotive glass shop operationAutomotive glass tinting

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