RESEARCH MATTERS

FEATURED REPORTS

Advanced Vehicle Technology Opportunity Study

Understand the opportunities for retrofitting vehicles with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and Connected Vehicle Technology (CVT) products. www.sema.org/AVT-Opportunities

SEMA Jeep Wrangler Report

Get a picture of how owners of TJ and JK Jeep Wranglers modify their vehicles, and how you can connect with them to be more successful with your products. www.sema.org/SEMA-Wrangler-Report

2017 SEMA Market Report

Read for a detailed overview of the specialty-equipment market, including market sizing, consumer profiling, and relevant economic trends. www.sema.org/2017-Market-Report

INDUSTRY INDICATORS

The monthly SEMA Industry Indicators Report provides a high-level snapshot of the overall U.S. economy and specialty equipment market to help keep you up-to-date on key trends that can affect your business. These reports will also showcase insights from recent SEMA Market Research reports, or selected topics relevant to our industry.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Magnaflow uses SEMA Market Research reports to determine which market segments will provide them with the greatest sales opportunities for their existing products and new products in development." - Robert Wityczak, Magnaflow

ABOUT SEMA MARKET RESEARCH

What We Do:

SEMA’s Market Research team provides information and insight to help our members (and specialty auto aftermarket in general) make better business decisions. Our focus is on developing primary research reports on our industry and consumers, but we are always happy to answer your questions about the industry!



RESEARCH REPORTS - Annual Market Studies

2017 SEMA Market Report

The SEMA Market Report provides an overview on the state of the specialty-equipment market.

2016 SEMA Market Report

The SEMA Market Report provides an overview on the state of the specialty-equipment market.

2015 SEMA Market Report

The SEMA Market Report provides an overview on the state of the specialty-equipment market. For the first time ever, the 2015 report includes new data collected from 20,000 consumers and delivers depth on this $36 billion industry

2014 SEMA Annual Market Report

SEMA's Annual Market Report provides the industry with an overview of the state of the specialty-equipment market. In 2013, overall retail sales reached more than $33 billion, marking the fourth year of growth.

2013 SEMA Annual Market Report

SEMA's Annual Market Report provides the industry with an overview of the state of the specialty-equipment market.

2012 SEMA Annual Market Report

The 2012 SEMA Market Study will provide you an overview of where the specialty-equipment market stands at the end of 2011 and provide some historical comparisons to put those results in context.

2011 SEMA Annual Market Report

The 2011 SEMA Market Study will provide you an overview of where the specialty-equipment market stands at the end of 2010 and provide some historical comparisons to put those results in context.

2010 Annual Market Report

The SEMA Market Report provides a review of the automotive specialty equipment market, a somewhat difficult to define subset of the much broader automotive aftermarket industry.  Within the specialty sector, SEMA tracks nine primary niches, each of which is broken into three product categories. This report is intended to help SEMA member companies identify opportunities and trends and to make better business decisions by presenting the most complete and accurate data available.

2009 SEMA Market Study

In 2008, retail sales of specialty automotive products dropped to $31.85 billion. Despite the decline, the market is up 37% compared to ten years in 1999.  This report provides an overall look at the entire specialty-equipment market.  This market is broken down into nine niches, and each niche contains three segments. 

2008 SEMA Market Study

In 2007, retail sales of specialty automotive products reached $38.11 billion. That's an increase of 3.8 percent from 2006, and up 79.8 percent since 1998 when retail sales hit $21.20 billion.That equates to an average annual growth of nearly 8 percent year-over-year for the past 10 years.

2007 SEMA Market Study

In 2006, retail sales of specialty automotive products reached $36.73 billion.

2006 SEMA Market Study

As an industry, the companies involved in producing, selling and installing automotive performance parts and accessories are not readily recognized by the average consumer. But when it comes to the products that the industry provides, consumers quickly relate them to freedom of choice—the choice of having a car or truck just the way you want it.

2005 SEMA Industry Update

2004 SEMA Industry Update

2003 SEMA Industry Update

2002 SEMA Industry Update

Those who are not part of the industry would have trouble accepting that any industry could exhibit continued growth patterns as this industry does. Last year, 2001, the automotive specialty equipment industry continued its incredible growth pattern. With the exception of 1991, the industry has had at least 16 years of continual growth.

2001 SEMA Market Study

On an annual basis we continue to see the specialty automotive products industry growing. Since 1992, the industry has had an average annual growth of 8 percent. That's eight years of nice increases. How long can the industry keep up such a pace? There are many companies within the industry that are still reporting appreciable sales gains.

1999 SEMA Market Study

The specialty automotive equipment industry has always been hard to quantify; not only is it fragmented, but depending on who you talk to, the market definition has any number of possibilities. The approach used here defines specialty automotive equipment as products and services used to improve or otherwise change production vehicles.

1998 SEMA Market Study

The automotive aftermarket is typically divided into three major segments: repair parts, service and maintenance, and specialty equipment. The approach used here defines specialty equipment as aftermarket products and services used to improve or otherwise change production vehicles.

CONTACTS

Gavin Knapp
Director, Market Research
909-978-6712
gavink@sema.org

Matt Kennedy
Research Manager
909-978-6730
mattk@sema.org

Kyle Cheng
Research Manager
909-378-4861
kylec@sema.org

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