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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: 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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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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 Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

New And Used Automobiles, Crossovers, Motorcycles, And Trailers

New Automobiles, Including Crossovers

Used Automobiles, Including Crossovers


Utility Trailers

All-Terrain Vehicles (Atvs), Snowmobiles, Motor Scooters, Mopeds, And Other Motorized Recreational-Use Vehicles

Buses, Campers, And Motor Homes


Motor Homes, Travel Trailers, And Campers

Light Trucks And Truck Bodies, 14, 000 Lb. Or Less, Including Vans, Cargo Vans, And Suvs

New Light Trucks And Suvs

Used Light Trucks And Suvs

New And Used Vans And Cargo Vans

New Light Truck, Van, And Suv Bodies

Medium Trucks, Truck Bodies, And Tractors, 14, 001 Lb. To 33, 000 Lb.

New Medium Trucks And Tractors

Used Medium Trucks And Tractors

New Medium Truck Bodies

Heavy Trucks, Truck Bodies, Trailers, And Road Tractors, More Than 33, 000 Lb.

New Heavy Trucks

New Heavy Truck Tractors

New Truck Trailers

New Heavy Truck Bodies

Used Heavy Trucks, Tractors, And Trailers

New And Rebuilt Automotive And Trailer Parts And Supplies

Automotive Batteries

Complete Engines

Electrical Engine Parts, Including Ignition Parts

Brake Parts, Including Fluid And All Disk And Drum Parts

Exhaust System Parts

Automotive Glass

Hoses, Belts, Gaskets, And Wiper Blades

Filters, Including Oil, Air, Gas, And Transmission

Engine Parts, Excluding Electrical Parts

Body Parts And Repair Materials

Suspension Parts, Including Shocks, Struts, And Ball Joints

Other Automotive Parts And Supplies

Automotive Accessories, Excluding Car Stereos And CD Players

Used Automotive Parts, Accessories, And Equipment

Petroleum Products Marketing Equipment

Tires And Tubes

New Automobile Tires And Tubes

Re-Treaded And Used Automobile Tires And Repair Materials

New Truck And Bus Tires, Including Industrial, Off-Road, And Farm Tractor Tires

Re-Treaded And Used Truck And Bus Tires And Repair Materials, Including Industrial, Off-Road, And Farm Tractor Tires

Electrical Apparatus And Equipment

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing

Car Stereos, Tape Players, And CD Players

Electronic Parts And Equipment, Excluding Communications Equipment


Construction, Forestry, And Mining Machinery And Equipment, Including Parts And Attachments

Farm Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

General-Purpose Industrial Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Marine Machinery, Equipment, And Supplies

Recyclable Ferrous Metal Scrap

Recyclable Nonferrous Metal Scrap

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Other Chemicals And Allied Products

Automotive Chemicals, Including Polishes And Cleaners, Fuel And Oil Additives, And Antifreeze

Refined Petroleum Products, Excluding Liquefied Petroleum (Lp)

Paint, Paint Supplies, Wallpaper, And Wallpaper Supplies

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Labor Charges For Repair Work

Parts Installed In Repair Work

Other Service Receipts And Labor Charges

Receipts For Service Contracts

Miscellaneous Commodities

Rental And Operating Lease Receipts

Receipts For Machine Shop Job Work, Including Receipts For Custom Built, Rebuilt, Or Repaired Parts

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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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 Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Sales and Related Occupations 23%
Retail Sales Workers 9%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 7%
Parts Salespersons 6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 12%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 12%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 11%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 15%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 11%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 26%
Motor Vehicle Operators 14%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 12%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 8%
Material Moving Workers 11%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 9%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Toyota Motor Sales U.s.a trademarks "ENERDRIVE" - Automobiles and structural parts thereof; engines for land vehicles, excluding chain and belt cam drive systems - 03/03/2018
  • LA Jolla Wetsuit trademarks "XTERRA WETSUITS" - Swimming goggles - 03/02/2018
  • Nelson-Rigg Usa trademarks "TRIMAX" - Feature of Motorcycle, ATV and UTV accessories - 03/02/2018
  • Robert Bosch patents Oscillating Interface For An Oscillating Power Tool - 03/01/2018
  • Buyers Products patents Truck-mounted Material Spreader - 02/01/2018
  • Tech Rim Standards patents Adjustable Pin Clamping Device - 01/18/2018
  • Premier Performance raises $26 million in funding. - 11/21/2017
  • Service Champ raises $34 million in funding. - 05/07/2010
  • Dealer Tire Holdings raises $158 million in funding. - 10/09/2009

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Robert Bosch394
    Hyundai Motor136
    Toyota Motor Credit112
    Sonnax Industries41

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

    Latest Industry News

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    • Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. Files Trademark Infringement Suit against Yamoto Motor Corporation and Patriot Motorcycles Corporation - Based in Cypress, CA, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., distributes motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, golf carts, outboard engines and water vehicles ... all of its products," explained Jura. "Our distributors, wholesalers ... (10/13/2005)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $103,159,770 on Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 1,614 contracts to 367 companies, with an average value of $281,089 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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