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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 | May 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Car Body Shops 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$36bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
327,073
Businesses
124,633
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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

IBISWorld estimates that this industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall economy, will grow at a lower rate than US GDP over the 10 years to 2019. Industry value added is expected to decline, changing at an average annual rate of 2.4% over the period. GDP is expected to increase at a rate of 2.7% over the same period, indicating that the industry is growing slower than the economy as a whole.

The marketplace for automotive bodywork, paintwork and glass repair is highly saturated. Although there has been an increase in the number of cars on the road, newer motor vehicles have new crash-control technologies that either help control damage during a collision or help prevent the collision altogether... 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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