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 - Industry Focused Reports

Advanced Vehicle Technology Opportunity Study

The market for Advanced Vehicle Technologies (AVT) is developing as a significant new opportunity for companies in the specialty-equipment industry.

U.S. Light Vehicle Fleet Snapshot

The U.S. Light Vehicle Fleet Snapshot offers a look at the passenger cars and light trucks on the road, tailored specifically to our industry. The report includes data from the SEMA Member VIO program (powered by Experian Automotive) on current vehicle registrations, along with info from other SEMA research intended to help you understand the following: what vehicles are out there, what kind of opportunity they represent, and how you can use this data to help grow your business.

SEMA Employment Outlook Report

The SEMA Employment Outlook Report provides an overview of the current employment situation in the specialty-equipment market. The report includes data collected on specialty-equipment distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and manufacturer’s reps along with government data to deliver insight into our industry’s employment needs and challenges.

SEMA Consumer Segmentation Report

The SEMA Consumer Segmentation Report establishes a baseline of consumer groups, which we will use to structure ongoing research efforts.

2012 SEMA Market Update - Q1

The SEMA Market Update is a regularly published report that tracks industry and economic trends affecting the $30 billion specialty-equipment industry.

Each update contains current topics that provide SEMA members new research or information sources to better understand changes in the industry.

2011 SEMA Market Update - Q2

The SEMA Market Update is a regularly published report that tracks industry and economic trends affecting the $28 billion specialty-equipment industry. Each update contains current topics that provide SEMA members new research or information sources to better understand changes in the industry.

2011 Enthusiast Lifestyle Report

The purpose of this study is to provide a snapshot of automotive enthusiasts in the United States.
Goals of the study include: vehicles driven and accessorized; products / accessories purchased or planned; and hobbies and interests, both automotive and non-automotive.  A survey was sent to susbscribers of over 30 automotive magazines, resulting in nearly 1,800 enthusiast responses.

2011 Automotive Accessories Report by Foresight Research

The data for the 2011 Automotive Accessory Market Study Report is drawn from the Foresight Research 2011 Automotive Marketing Communications Study database. 

This study explored in-depth how consumers are influenced in their vehicle purchase decisions by the 17 major marketing communication channels most often used by automotive buyers.

2011 Accessory Influence Report

A new study commissioned by SEMA indicates that aftermarket products influence about 1,180,000 new-vehicle sales each year.  The automotive marketing research and consultancy firm AutoPacific collected and analyzed consumer data to quantify the effect that accessorization has on the sale of new vehicles.  The resulting report, "Influence of Accessories on New-Vehicle Sales", details the findings.

Wind Tunnel Executive Summary

With rising gas prices, fuel efficiency is on the minds of anyone who uses a car or truck for transportation.

SAE Congress Executive Summary

The Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) was founded in 1905 to address the needs surrounding a new form of transportation: the automobile. Manufacturers were focused on advertising, but the need for patent protection and engineering standards was growing.

2002 42 Volt Systems Overview

2002 Auto Shows

2004 Youth Study

The SEMA Youth Study concerns what a variety of data tells us about the Gen Y band and specialty equipment activity. Gen Y consumers born 1977-1995 represent a market influx of over 70 million consumers; Gen Y has a high minority population of 34% versus the 27% in the general population.

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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