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AGRR Shops Account for $3.6 Billion in 2013 Collision Repair Receipts

Total sales in the collision repair industry were estimated at $40.1 billion in 2013, with automotive glass repair and replacement companies accounting for $3.6 billion of that total, according to the Auto Care Association’s Digital Collision Repair Trends Report.

Automotive glass represents 9 percent of the of total collision repair industry sales, officials note.

“The collision repair segment of the auto care industry includes the products and services used to repair and refinish motor vehicles’ bodies and glass,” according to the report.

The report offers a breakdown of collision repair receipts for 2013:
Type of Work                                         Segment Sales       Percentage of Total Sales
Automotive Glass                                       $3.6 billion                    9 percent
Dealership-operated repair shops                $6.1 billion                  15.1 percent
Independent paint and body repair shops     $26.9 billion                 67.2 percent
Other repair                                               $3.5 billion                   8.6 percent

“Since 2006, the collision repair market has experienced very slow growth,” according to the report. “In 2013, service and repair receipts totaled an estimated $40.1 billion, down 0.2 percent from $40.2 billion in 2012. However, over the longer term since 2006, the segment has grown 0.2 percent annually.

“The market share of paint and body repair shops, dealer-operated body shops and automotive glass repair shops has remained relatively consistent with little variation in terms of absolute market share per year,” officials point out.

The report offers some insight into the growth of AGRR services in terms of collision repair receipts over the last seven years:

Year     Estimated Automotive Glass Receipts
2006     $2.81 billion
2007     $3.17 billion
2008     $3.02 billion
2009     $3.10 billion
2010     $3.25 billion
2011     $3.41 billion
2012     $3.51 billion
2013     $3.61 billion

The Auto Care Association derived these figures for its report from the Digital Auto Care Factbook 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Automobile Dealers Association, the NADA industry analysis division and the NPD Group.

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