Tune-up: Rising disposable income is anticipated to stimulate demand for new vehicles

The Auto Parts Wholesaling industry in Canada is positioned for sluggish performance over the five years to 2019 despite favourable economic conditions and growing downstream industries. As disposable income levels rise, consumers are anticipated to increasingly purchase new vehicles. Strong growth in vehicle demand stimulates automakers to increase production levels, driving demand for upstream supplies, such as auto parts. However, the industry has struggled with cementing its place within the automotive supply chain. Industry operators rely on distribution contracts with the largest retailers, auto service providers and automakers...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s main objective will be to grow its importance in the supply chain of car manufacturing and sales
  • The US automotive market boomed due to low interest rates
  • Auto parts manufacturers typically pass price increases to operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Auto Parts Wholesaling industry in Canada is expected to marginally contract over the five years to 2019, as the saturated industry increasingly struggles to stay relevant in the automotive supply chain. Industry operators distribute various automobile parts, vehicle components and accessories to downstream markets including retailers, auto service providers and automakers. Although a growing economy and favourable macroeconomic trends have driven the growth in the downstream automobile manufacturing industry, the wholesaling industry has been unable to overcome major obstacles. Lower demand for wholesaling services in 2016 and 2017 hurt revenue and overshadowed important growth in previous years. As a result, the industry is expected to decline an annualized 0.1% to $17.4 bi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry are

  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and New vehicle sales in the Auto Parts Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry is primarily engaged in wholesaling new and rebuilt automotive parts and accessories, auto body and upholsterers’ suppliers and automotive chemicals. Sales of new tires and tubes are not included.

    Industry Products
  • Engines, including parts and completed engines
  • Exhaust systems, hoses, belts, gaskets and wiper blades
  • Body parts and repair materials
  • Accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Automobile accessories wholesaling
  • Automobile glass wholesaling
  • New automotive parts wholesaling
  • Automotive battery wholesaling
  • Motor vehicle engine testing equipment wholesaling
  • New automotive engine and parts wholesaling
  • Motor vehicle hardware wholesaling
  • New motorcycle parts wholesaling
  • New truck parts wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • New vehicle sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total vehicle-kilometres

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream performance
  • Foreign auto industry
  • Profit expands
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Threats on the horizon
  • Industry expansion
  • Fuel economy standards
  • Table: Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing in Canada
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing in Canada
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing in Canada
  • Auto Parts Stores in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing in Canada
  • Automobile Electronics Manufacturing in Canada
  • Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing in Canada
  • Wire & Spring Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Engines, including parts and completed engines
  • Body parts and repair materials
  • Exhaust systems, hoses, belts, gaskets and wiper blades
  • Accessories
  • Chart: Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other markets
  • Automakers
  • Auto parts retailers and broad line transportation distributors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Auto Parts Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Auto Parts Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • New Vehicle Sales (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The distribution of vehicle parts and accessories after the sale of a vehicle by an OEM to the consumer.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A company that manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under the purchasing company's brand name.
  • Wholesaling
  • The selling of merchandise to anyone other than a retail customer.
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