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Car Body Shops in the US: Market Research Report

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Car Body Shops Market Research Report | NAICS 81112 | Oct 2014

Changing gears: The economic recovery signals growing demand for paint and dent repairs

The Car Body Shops market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$38bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
337,126
Businesses
123,991
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Car Body Shops industry have been driving on 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. Over the five years to 2019, the industry is expected to grow in line with a strengthening economy; however, consumers will prefer to buy new cars rather than have their older cars repaired, threatening demand for industry services. 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

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry players derive revenue from different auto repair services. While some operators specialize in one area, such as painting vehicles, others provide highly specialized services such as van conversion, upholstering and antique car restoration.

Bodywork

Bodywork repairs account for an estimated 50.0% of industry revenue. This segment includes repairing bent vehicle bodies, removing dents and replacing damaged metal and plastic parts that cannot be repaired. These types of repairs generally need to be performed after a vehicle collision. This segment also includes purchasing prefabricated metal parts, welding equipment and labor. The cost to fix auto body damage is high, and firms in this industry typically receive a premium for this type of work... 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 specific 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
Major body repairPainting servicesGlass replacement and repairUpholstery and interior repairMerchandise salesBody conversionsOther services
 
Industry Activities
Automotive bodyworkAutomotive paintingAutomotive upholstery shop operationAutomotive 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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