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May 29, 2015—The Auto Care Association has released the Digital Auto Care Factbook 2016 and the Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2016.

The 25th Anniversary edition will include:

  • A recap on the AAPEX education session titled Aftermarket Dynamics;
  • A summary of Key Issues and the Business Confidence Index;
  • An announcement of the first-ever State of the Auto Care Industry Report;
  • An extended Industry Forecast through 2018 by IHS Automotive;
  • An updated Program and Retail Distribution Summary by Babcox Media;
  • A few key insights on our recently completed e-tailing research;
  • An updated Intelligence Report from BB&T Capital Markets;
  • An updated BodyShop Business Industry Profile: 2013 -14 from Babcox;
  • Updated North American registrations by IHS Automotive;
  • Updated Global registration summary by IHS Automotive; and
  • New insights on Chinese Automotive Aftermarket by Technomic Asia.

The Digital Auto Care Factbook will include:

  • Key economic indicators.
  • Channel Forecast Model.
  • Financial profiles, acquisition and merger activities.
  • DIY consumer and vehicle demographics.
  • Replacement rates for motor vehicle parts and jobs.
  • Information on key auto care segments.
  • U.S. motor vehicle registrations, operating costs and miles traveled.
  • State summary statistics.
  • Global economic and automotive data including vehicle registrations by country.
  • U.S. trade data for selected motor vehicle products and top ranked import – export countries.
  • Information on the Canadian, Mexican and Chinese auto care industries.

The Lang Annual Section will include:

  • Sales volume analysis of 80 key products.
  • Service market product volume by major type of service outlet.
  • DIY product volume by major type of retail outlet.
  • Number of jobbers in the U.S. and by geographic area.
  • Distribution analysis by five major channels.
  • Changes in vehicle mix.
  • Bay population by major service outlet groups.
  • Analysis of growth by major auto care segment: service market, DIY market, foreign vehicle market, distribution channels. 
  • Forecasts of key auto care trends, including: domestic and foreign share of light vehicles, average age of foreign and domestic light vehicles. 

Auto Care Association members received a complimentary copy this week of the Digital Auto Care Factbook 2016 along with three guest passes as a member benefit. To order any of these digital publications, visit the website

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