Increasing Vehicle Ownership & Higher Vehicle Life Expectancy to Drive the Global Automotive Aftermarket, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Automotive Aftermarket markets. Global market for Automotive Aftermarket is projected to reach US$739 billion by 2020, driven by increasing vehicle population, higher vehicle life expectancy, longer car retention, and rapidly growing per capita vehicle ownership in developing countries.

Automotive Aftermarket: A Global Strategic Business Report

Automotive aftermarket worldwide is highly competitive, dynamic and technology-savvy. The sector has managed to keep pace with trends in the ever-changing automobile industry. The aftermarket has been witnessing increasing consolidation in recent years. Increasing number of cars on road directly translates into mounting replacement demand for auto parts and components. The penchant of car owners to turn their cars from a simple transportation machine to an ultimate status symbol by installing a range of electronic gadgets and accessories is driving growth in the automotive aftermarket. As discretionary spends improve, demand for street performance parts and accessories is also expected to rise. Specialty aftermarket equipment and accessories, particularly those that are environmentally friendly, will witness the highest gains in the future. Legislation and consumer-driven demand for fuel-efficient cars will drive demand for fuel-efficiency enhancing and fuel-saving auto components in the aftermarket.

Automotive aftermarket in North America is expected to witness increased demand for accessories that meet customers’ desire for comfort and appearance i.e. custom seats, mats, hands-free phone kits, bluetooth car kits, and auto-repair tools. In Europe, on the other hand, product solutions that enhance the performance and agility features of vehicles, such as steel-belted radial tires will witness the highest adoption. Aftermarket mechanical products such as cooling system components, brake parts & assemblies, drivetrain components, engines & parts, exhaust/emission system components, and filters will continue to witness sturdy demand, given that these products are non-discretionary in nature and need to be replaced as per need for the vehicle to run efficiently.

Aftermarket electronic products such as night-vision devices, global positioning systems (GPS) and reverse and parking-assist systems will become popular targets for market expansion. Increase in electronic content in automobiles coupled with modern consumers’ proclivity to in-car infotainment technologies provides ample opportunities for growth. Additionally, increase in vehicle age and rise in average number of miles travelled per year results in greater need for replacements, refurbishments, and repair, thus translating into higher demand for aftermarket replacement tires.

As stated by the new market research report on Automotive Aftermarket, the United States represents the largest regional market worldwide. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 6.8% over the analysis period. Growth in the region is driven by strong economic development, GDP growth, growing consumer spending power, and exploding vehicle population.

Key players covered in the report include 3M Company, ACDElco, Affinia Group Inc., Akebono Brake Corporation, American Axle & Manufacturing Inc., ASIMCO Technologies Limited, Bridgestone Corp., Continental AG, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Delphi Automotive PLC, Denso Corporation, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Gates Corporation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Grupo Kuo, S.A.B. de C.V., Honeywell International, Inc., Johnson Controls, Kumho Tires Co. Inc., Lear Corp., Meritor Inc., Magneti Marelli S.p.A, Michelin, Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Prestone Products Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH, Shell, TRW Automotive, Visteon Corp., and Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., among others.

The research report titled “Automotive Aftermarket: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, growth drivers, and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East, and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America). Product segments analysed include Mechanical Products, Electrical Products, Electronic Products, Exterior & Structural Products, Motor Oil, Fluids & Additives, and Appearance Chemicals.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1500+ full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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