SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 41, October 11, 2012

SEMA Market Update: 2012 Q2 New-Vehicle Sales Boost

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The Q2 2012 SEMA Market Update report, along with all SEMA market research, is available for download at www.sema.org/research.
   

According to the SEMA Market Update, Q2 2012 continued to provide mixed messages on the economic recovery, though the U.S. economy is still forecast to grow over the next few years. Disposable income continues to rise, which helps offset changes in gas prices. Instability in the job market and overseas economies, along with the impending election, has created additional uncertainty with the U.S. recovery. On the plus side, automotive indicators continue to show strong growth, with another boost in new-vehicle sales in Q2.

The SEMA Market Update is a regularly published report that tracks industry and economic trends affecting the $30 billion specialty-equipment industry. Each update tracks a regular set of trends and contains a "Current Topics" section that provides SEMA members with new research or information sources to better understand changes in the industry.



The latest edition of Current Topics highlights SEMA’s Industry Needs survey, which looks at issues facing the specialty-equipment market.

The Q2 2012 SEMA Market Update report, along with all SEMA market research, is available for download at www.sema.org/research.