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Used Car Parts Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Used Car Parts Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42314 | Mar 2017

Cruise control: As average mileage increases, industry demand will grow

The Used Car Parts Wholesaling 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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Consumers will slightly increase their purchases of used auto parts as disposable income grows
  • A larger and older US vehicle fleet has created a greater overall need for vehicle repairs
  • Demand from vintage car collectors is expected to grow due to increased disposable income
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Increasing new parts sales have been reducing used parts sales in recent years, but the immediate future looks brighter for the Used Car Parts Wholesaling industry. As the economy picks up over the current five-year period, consumers will have more disposable income to either purchase used parts or new vehicles. New vehicles sales will serve as both a boon and a setback for industry operators, as the pool of potential repairs will grow, but new car owners may seek replacement parts from other industries. Over the next five years, the average fleet age of US vehicles will increase, potentially benefiting the industry... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

General auto recycling

Recycling yards and other used car parts wholesalers supply used parts to the automotive aftermarket either directly or through used part dealers. Recycling yards receive donated, wrecked and otherwise unusable cars, which are then dismantled. Usable parts recovered during dismantling are sold to either be directly installed in another vehicle or to be remanufactured or rebuilt into new parts. General auto recycling yards supply all types of parts for many car models. As a result, general auto recycling yards are expected to account for 60.3% of revenue in 2017. In addition, while auto recyclers also often scrap steel and other metal harvested from these vehicles, revenue earned from this activity is not registered in this report. Thi.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Used Car Parts Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Having good automotive and engineering knowledge
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total vehicle miles and Average age of vehicle fleet in the Used Car Parts Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Used Car Parts Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in this industry wholesale used auto parts. Industry operators also dismantle vehicles for the purpose of selling used auto parts to individuals, car mechanics and other individuals. This industry excludes companies primarily engaged in selling scrap metal, tires and tubes as well as companies engaged in the refurbishing, rebuilding or remanufacturing of car parts.

    Industry Products
    General auto recyclingSpecialized motor vehicle dismantling and parts sales
    Industry Activities
    used motor vehicle starters, alternators, engines, transmissions and other used parts Dismantling of vehicles for the purpose of selling used parts

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • External competition for the Used Car Parts Wholesaling industry
  • New car sales
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Positive income effects
  • Negative income effects
  • Car usage effects
  • Industry profit and enterprises
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Factors expected to increase demand
  • Factors expected to decrease demand
  • Stable profit margins
  • Table: Used Car Parts Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Used Car Parts Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing
  • Used Car Dealers
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Insurance Brokers & Agencies
  • Power Tools & Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • General auto recycling
  • Specialized motor vehicle dismantling and parts sales
  • Chart: Used Car Parts Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Automotive mechanics and repair shops
  • General auto parts wholesalers
  • Auto parts rebuilders and remanufacturers
  • Other
  • Do-it-yourself customers
  • Auto parts retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Used Car Parts Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Used Car Parts Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Used Car Parts Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    LKQ Corporation Inc.
  • Table: LKQ Corporation Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Used Car 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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Used Car Parts Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Registered Motor Vehicles (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • The secondary market for automobiles, concerned with the repair and maintenance of vehicles after they have already been sold.
  • Auto Recyclers
  • Formerly called wrecking yards, auto recyclers receive inoperable cars, drain hazardous fluids, harvest and sell usable parts and scrap or store car bodies.
  • Do-It-Yourself Customers
  • A segment of consumers who purchase parts for self-repair or self-installation.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Abbreviated as OEMs, these are companies that manufacture car parts installed in new vehicles. OEM parts also refers to replacement parts made by the company that originally manufactured the vehicle.
  • Rebuilt Part
  • A failed auto part that has had its broken components replaced. Not as extensive a process as auto part remanufacturing.
  • Remanufactured Part
  • A remanufactured part is a failed auto part that has been disassembled into subcomponents, cleaned, inspected, tested, combined with new subcomponents and reassembled into a new part.

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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
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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