Start your engines: An increasing average age of the vehicle fleet will lead to revenue growth

The Auto Parts Stores industry in California is expected to grow over the five years to 2017. California residents largely rely on vehicle travel as opposed to public transportation, which increases vehicle wear and tear. Increased wear and tear leads to more frequent vehicle maintenance and part replacement, bolstering demand for auto parts. However, motor vehicle technology has become increasingly complex and therefore, it has become more difficult for vehicle owners to perform do-it-yourself repairs. As a result, many drivers have been forced to take their vehicles to mechanics that perform professional repair services, which puts pressure on industry growth. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue growing...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Per capita disposable income in California has risen, which has led to an increase in demand for auto parts over the past five years
  • Favorable short-term market conditions have contributed to industry growth
  • Changing car usage trends supported increased demand for auto parts in the past five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Auto Parts Stores industry in California has a low level of capital intensity, with IBISWorld expecting the average industry operator to spend $0.06 on capital for every $1.00 spent on labor in 2017. Capital intensity has stayed fairly constant over the five years to 2017. The retail of auto parts requires little capital investment, and may include the purchase of basic retail equipment (such as check-out desks and inventory systems), a facility from which to operate out of (if the establishment is not renting space) or trucks to transport purchased items (if delivery services are offered and not contracted out to a third party). Wage costs for this industry are comparatively much larger given this industry's high level of interaction with customers. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Auto Parts Stores in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Auto Parts Stores in California Industry are

  • Having a cost-effective distribution system
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per Capita Disposable Income in California and Average age of vehicle fleet in the Auto Parts Stores in California industry impact industry performance..

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    Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • Total vehicle miles
  • New car sales
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations

  • Current Performance
  • Long-term stagnation
  • Stable revenue base
  • Short-term drivers of growth
  • Industry consolidation
  • Stable profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued stagnation
  • Stable revenue base
  • Short-term drivers of growth
  • Table: Auto Parts Stores in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Auto Parts Stores in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • New Car Dealers
  • Used Car Dealers
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Car Body Shops
  • Car Wash & Auto Detailing
  • Oil Change Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • New critical parts
  • Performance parts
  • Used critical parts
  • Vehicle accessories
  • Maintenance parts
  • Chart: Auto Parts Stores in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Household and individuals
  • Repair shops
  • Other light-vehicle manufacturers
  • Retailers and wholesalers for resale
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Auto Parts Stores in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent, utilities, marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Auto Parts Stores in California

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Auto Parts Stores in California Industry

  • AutoZone Inc., O'Reilly Automotive Inc., Advance Auto Parts Inc., Genuine Parts Company,
  • Table: AutoZone Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: O'Reilly Automotive Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Advance Auto Parts Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Genuine Parts Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Auto Parts Stores in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Auto Parts Stores in California Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • CA - Per Capita Disposable Income in California (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The market for spare parts, accessories and components.
  • Do-It-For-Me (Difm)
  • Those who purchase materials themselves and then hire a third party to complete the project.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • Those who purchase products and complete projects themselves.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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