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Pent-Up Demand? Americans' Savings Rate Highest Since 1959

Americans now have $620.2 billion put away in savings, the highest level since January 1959.

SEMA Benchmarking Program—2009 First Quarter Update

The SEMA Industry Benchmarking Program analyzes sales trends at the manufacturer, retailer and WD levels.

Restoration Market Holding Strong

In 2008, the restoration market held its ground and fended off economic troubles.

Trends in eCommerce: Importance of Consumer Behavior and Perceptions

SEMA recently launched its annual Membership Satisfaction survey to engage members about the resources available to them and inquire about the services, news items and topics that they would like to see more regularly.

SEMA Demand Index: Performance Product Purchase Intentions Increase

In May, the SEMA Demand Index gained some traction with a 6-point gain last month. The Index jumped from 26 in April to 32 in May.

Member Visit: Advanced Flow Engineering

One of the ways in which SEMA connects and learns about its members is through visits to the member companies themselves. SEMA recently visited Advanced Flow Engineering.

Fuel Prices on the Rise Again—Where are the Compact Cars?

The summer of 2008 may be remembered for its painful and record-breaking spike in fuel prices, and just like many things that work in cyclical fashions, the seasonal increases may not be deterred by economic conditions.

SEMA Member Visit—Danchuk Manufacturing

Dan and Art Danchuk went into business together in the 1960s, but did not make their first Chevrolet part, a parking light lens for a 1957 Chevrolet, until 1976. Danchuk Manufacturing, Inc. was born.

SEMA Benchmarking Program: May Update

SEMA Benchmarking Program: May Update

SEMA's Benchmarking Program is a tool designed to aid SEMA members in a comparative analysis of their business against the similar competitors. The following tables are a part of the most recent update and represent responses of participants to the question: What markets does your company serve?

DIY Projects and Profits on the Rise

It turns out that headlights, spark plugs and plant seed have something in common: sales actually have the potential to go up during recession.

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