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Consumer Demand Index for Performance Products and Accessories (CDI) – August 2013

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Consumer Demand Index for Performance Products and Accessories (CDI) - aftermarket research, automotive accessories research, automotive aftermarket research, automotive industry research, automotive market researchThe SEMA Consumer Demand Index for Performance Products and Accessories (CDI) measures purchase intentions of consumers (both enthusiast and mainstream) over the next 90 days. As enthusiasts represent approximately 10-15% of U.S. drivers, the Index is an indicator of mainstream consumer demand for automotive specialty and performance products.

The Consumer Demand Index is a weighted composite index, set to an initial value of 100 based on demand levels benchmarked between January and March 2007.

The August 2013 report is based on 902 interviews conducted nationwide via Random Digital Dial (RDD) telephone survey.  Since last month, the index stayed the same at 41.

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Consumer Demand Index for Performance Products and Accessories (CDI) – July 2013

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Consumer Demand Index for Performance Products and Accessories (CDI) - aftermarket research, automotive accessories research, automotive aftermarket research, automotive industry research, automotive market researchThe SEMA Consumer Demand Index for Performance Products and Accessories (CDI) measures purchase intentions of consumers (both enthusiast and mainstream) over the next 90 days. As enthusiasts represent approximately 10-15% of U.S. drivers, the Index is an indicator of mainstream consumer demand for automotive specialty and performance products.

The Consumer Demand Index is a weighted composite index, set to an initial value of 100 based on demand levels benchmarked between January and March 2007.

The July 2013 report is based on 857 interviews conducted nationwide via Random Digital Dial (RDD) telephone survey.  Since last month, the index increased from 36 to 41.

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New Research Shows $31 Billion in Automotive Parts, Accessories Sales

Sales of automotive specialty equipment products continue to climb, with sales in 2012 reaching $31 billion according to the 2013 SEMA Annual Market Report. The figure represents a four percent increase over the previous year, and marks the third consecutive year of growth.

 

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NEW RESEARCH SHOWS $31 BILLION IN AUTOMOTIVE PARTS, ACCESSORIES SALES

-- Sales Represent Four Percent Increase Over Previous Year; Third Consecutive Year of Growth --

2013 SEMA Annual Market Report

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2013 SEMA Annual Market ReportSEMA's Annual Market Report provides the industry with an overview of the state of the specialty-equipment market. In 2012, the overall retail sales reached nearly $31 billion, marking the third year of growth.

The report includes:

- The overall size of the specialty-equipment market
- Sales within specialty-equipment segments and niches
- Consumer purchase patterns
- Industry and economic trends
- Vehicle sales trends

 

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Automotive Aftermarket Market Research

SEMA's market research department gathers, analyzes and reports on automotive aftermarket accessories, racing and performance products and restoration products and services.  Our automotive market research reports include business to business financial benchmarking, a monthly consumer demand index for automotive accessories, an annual market study and many niche reports. 

Industry Trends: How Accessories Influence New Car Sales

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Thursday, March 31, 2011; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, Senior Market Research Manager, SEMA

A new research study commissioned by SEMA shows that accessories can influence over a million new vehicle purchase decisions every year.  This study provides insights into how new vehicle buyers view accessorization and how this affects their car buying experience.

Gavin Knapp, Senior Manger of SEMA’s Market Research Department, highlights results from a recent study:

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New Study Confirms Auto Accessories Influence More Than One Million New Vehicle Sales Every Year

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry, released the results of a new study entitled "Influence of Accessories on New Vehicle Sales." Key findings are that accessories influence more than 1 million new vehicle sales each year, help reinforce customer satisfaction, and can substantially increase sales at the dealership level.  In addition, the study shows that accessorization can influence new car shoppers to choose vehicle platforms that are accessory-friendly, even influencing those who do not actually accessorize their vehicle.

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The Upside of the Downturn

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As the automotive industry continues to adapt to changes in the economy and consumer spending habits, SEMA-member companies are faced with the decision to either race ahead with the new course of the specialty-equipment market or to fall behind with the old status quo. In SEMA’s recent webinar—“The Major Determinants of U.S. Automotive Demand: Factors Driving the U.S.

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The Cool Necessities

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The specialty-equipment market is divided into nine niches. For each of these, there are three segments, one of which is the wheel, tire and suspension category. Overall, the wheel, tire and suspension category rose nearly 2% in retail sales and 3% in manufacturer sales from 2007 to 2008 (See Chart 1). Light truck is the niche in which wheels, tires and suspension represent the largest percentage at $1.29 billion in manufacturer sales (See Table 1).

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The Light-Truck Market

The light-truck market refers to the sales of pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) and even vans.

SEMA News - September 2009

By Megan McKernan

 

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