By Kyle Cheng
|In a recent study conducted by SEMA Market Research, most manufacturers, distributors and retailers surveyed saw increased sales over the past year.|
The overall outlook for the automotive specialty-equipment industry is strong. In a recent study conducted by SEMA Market Research, most manufacturers, distributors and retailers surveyed saw increased sales over the past year. They were even more optimistic for the future: 82% of manufacturers expect an increase in sales over the next 12 months, followed by distributors (74%) and retailers (68%). Across the board, the size, scope and consumer base of the industry is expected to grow.
International sales are increasingly becoming an important revenue source for U.S.-based manufacturers. Eighty-four percent of those surveyed sell products outside our borders, either directly or through channels that reach overseas markets. Leading markets include Canada, Australia and Europe.
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