Driving force: The industry will steadily grow as demand from car manufacturing improves

The Auto Parts Wholesaling industry experienced a great deal of revenue volatility over the five years to 2017 due to the economic downturn. A lack of consumer enthusiasm for new automobile purchases curbed demand for automobile parts from automakers, while automakers cut production in light of repressed sales. As the entire automotive sector grows steadily in line with a generally improving economy, the industry will benefit. Additionally, IBISWorld expects the industry to continue its upward trend as demand from car and automobile manufacturing improves. Moreover, due to stricter emission requirements and increased ecofriendly initiatives, automakers are demanding lighter and more efficient auto parts, which are anticipated to also spur industry demand...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The sale of more technologically advanced, high-margin goods will revive industry profitability
  • As automobile production levels surge, demand for upstream suppliers is anticipated to increase
  • As the entire automotive sector grows steadily with an improving economy, the industry will benefit
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Auto Parts Wholesaling industry is expected to grow, albeit off a low base as a result of the downturn prior to the period. Conditions in the automotive sector have been gradually improving as consumers returned to purchasing new vehicles in the midst of rising consumer confidence and disposable income. According to WardsAuto, a leading automotive news and analysis publication, vehicle sales in the United States increased 5.9% in 2015 and 2.4% in 2016 (latest available data). Additionally, IBISWorld forecasts new car sales to reach 18.4 million vehicles sold in 2017. Automotive manufacturers, aided by government assistance and an improving economy, capitalized on strengthened consumer sentiment for new vehicle purchases. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from car and automobile manufacturing and Number of motor vehicle registrations in the Auto Parts Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry comprises operators that sell automotive parts wholesale to automobile manufacturers, automotive parts retailers and auto service providers. Sales of new tires and tubes are not included.

    Industry Products
  • Thermal systems
  • Powertrain systems
  • Electrical/electronic components
  • Safety systems
  • Performance parts
  • Industry Activities
  • Automobile accessories wholesaling
  • Automobile glass wholesaling
  • New automotive parts wholesaling
  • Automotive battery wholesaling
  • Motor vehicle engine testing equipment wholesaling
  • New automotive engines and parts wholesaling
  • Motor vehicle hardware wholesaling
  • New motorcycle parts wholesaling
  • New truck parts wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • Regulation for the Automotive sector

  • Current Performance
  • Income growth
  • Production levels and demand
  • Market share changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Foreign competition
  • Fuel prices
  • Table: Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing
  • Automobile Brakes Manufacturing
  • Automobile Electronics Manufacturing
  • Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Automobile Interior Manufacturing
  • Automobile Steering & Suspension Manufacturing
  • Automobile Transmission Manufacturing
  • Wire & Spring Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Powertrain systems
  • Safety systems
  • Thermal systems
  • Electrical/electronic components
  • Performance parts
  • Other
  • Chart: Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Automakers
  • Auto parts retailers
  • Auto service providers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other industry costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Auto Parts Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Magna International Inc., Denso Corporation, Delphi Automotive PLC,
  • Table: Robert Bosch GmbH - financial performance
  • Table: Magna International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Denso Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Delphi Automotive PLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Auto Parts Wholesaling 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 Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Average age of vehicle fleet (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • The distribution of vehicle parts and accessories after the sale of a vehicle by an OEM to the consumer.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A company that manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under the purchasing company's brand name.
  • Wholesaling
  • The selling of merchandise to anyone other than a retail customer.
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