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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Automobile Body Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Automobile Body Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Automobile Body Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Automobile Body Manufacturing industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing

Other Truck And Vehicle Bodies For Sale Separately (Including Dumptruck Lifting Mechanisms And Kit Cars)

Other Trucks, Complete, Produced On Purchased Chassis

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

Miscellaneous Receipts, Including Receipts For Repair Work, Sales Of Scrap And Refuse.

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Automobile Body Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Automobile Body Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Automobile Body Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Automobile Body Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Automobile Body Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 68%
Assemblers and Fabricators 36%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 34%
Team Assemblers 29%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 20%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 14%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 13%
Other Production Occupations 8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Automobile Body Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

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  • Texas Department of Transportation commissioner billed taxpayers for trips while advocating for auto industry - Because Berkshire Hathaway Automotive’s parent company owns an RV manufacturing company called Forest River ... This was a far more serious problem than the 2015 scrape over body shop ownership, and Berkshire again got an assist from Vandergriff. (01/10/2018)
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  • Tariff cut would give more Australians access to safer cars, new car tech - "Australia’s car manufacturing industry has closed and the tariffs and ... Chief executive of Australia's peak motor industry body, Tony Weber, said the tariff reduction should be seen as an investment in safety and technology. “Currently around ... (01/08/2018)
  • Automobile Body Repairing & Painting - ... use specialized materials and manufacturing processes that are difficult to duplicate for many aftermarket manufacturers. Can auto body parts be custom fabricated? Yes, certain auto body shops can custom make parts to meet many customer requests. (01/06/2018)
  • Research Analysis on Automotive Body-In-White Components Market 2018-2025 - (EMAILWIRE.COM, January 04, 2018 ) Body-in-white is referred to a stage in the manufacturing and design of automotive vehicles. It is basically the assembly of panels and frames made up of homogenous materials (such as steel, aluminum, and composites). (01/04/2018)
  • Global Automotive Refinish Coatings Market 2017-2023: Increasing - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video - Automotive coatings is one of the key industries of leading economies that supplies to end-use segments such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and refinishing body shops. Cars once sold by OEMs to individual customers may require refinishing ... (01/04/2018)
  • Top 5 Vendors in the Global Automotive Body Control Module Market - Technavio - During the forecast period, the auto electronics manufacturers that make automotive ECUs are anticipated ... Delphi BCM uses ASIC and surface mounted devices (SMD) to make the body electronic components to be small and reliable. DENSO supplies advanced ... (01/04/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $215,799,136 on Automobile Body Manufacturing. It has awarded 1,459 contracts to 240 companies, with an average value of $899,163 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Garbage truck bodies manufacturing, Special purpose highway vehicle (e.g., firefighting vehicles) bodies manufacturing, Ambulance bodies manufacturing, Dump-truck lifting mechanisms manufacturing, firefighting vehicles) assembling on purchased chassis, Truck bodies and cabs manufacturing, Tank trucks (e.g., fuel oil, milk, water) assembling on purchased chassis, Garbage trucks assembling on purchased chassis, Fifth wheel assemblies manufacturing, Hearse bodies manufacturing, Truck tractors for highway use, assembling on purchased chassis, School buses assembling on purchased chassis, Automobile wrecker truck bodies manufacturing, Bus bodies manufacturing, Automobile bodies, passenger car, manufacturing, Kit car bodies manufacturing, Ready-mix concrete trucks assembling on purchased chassis, Highway tractors assembling on purchased chassis, Automobile wreckers assembling on purchased chassis, Stretch limousines assembling on purchased chassis, Boxes, truck (e.g., cargo, dump, utility, van), assembled on purchased chassis, Bus bodies assembling on purchased chassis, Hearses assembling on purchased chassis, Heavy trucks assembling on purchased chassis, Tow trucks (including tilt and load) assembling on purchased chassis, Tank bodies for trucks manufacturing, Truck bodies assembling on purchased chassis, Car bodies, kit, Ambulances assembling on purchased chassis, etc.

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