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Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G45.310 | Mar 2017

Changing speeds: Leaving the European Union is expected to limit industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Economic uncertainty is expected to support demand from the aftermarket segment
  • Import penetration is expected to fall due to the depreciation of the pound
  • Technological advances have supported high prices, allowing operators to improve revenue and profit
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling industry has recovered and grown recently, following a poor start to the five-year period through 2016-17. When economic conditions deteriorated, consumers delayed purchasing non-essential car parts and only carried out necessary repairs, which weighed on industry performance at the start of the five-year period. Recent improvements in the general economy are expected to result in the growth of industry revenue at a compound annual rate of 0.6% over the five years through 2016-17.

At the beginning of the period, growth was fuelled by improved demand from the aftermarket segment. More recently, demand has been sustained by rising discretionary spending and the growth in retail sales of new motor vehicle parts... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Motor vehicle parts wholesalers tend to be located close to the supply chain. Some will be located close to where parts manufacturers are, while others are located close to their markets, i.e. motor vehicle manufacturers, car part retailers, car dealers and motor vehicle repairers.

The South East

The South East has the highest proportion of industry establishments, accounting for 13.6%. The region has the highest proportion of the United Kingdom's population and contributes the second largest portion to the economy. This has resulted in the region having a high number of downstream markets, making the region a desirable location for motor vehicle parts wholesalers. Additionally the industry imports a large portion of the parts it sells on. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from motor vehicle parts retailers and Demand from motor vehicle maintenance and repair in the Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in this industry wholesale a wide variety of motor vehicle parts and accessories, including tyres, spark plugs, engines and batteries. Retail sales direct to the public are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    EnginesTyresBatteriesElectrical and electronic componentsBody partsBrakes and brake partsGearboxes, steering wheels and related partsOther parts and accessories
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling motor vehicle body partsWholesaling engines and gearboxesWholesaling other motor partsWholesaling motor vehicle accessories

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from motor vehicle parts retailers
  • Demand from motor vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Average age of motor vehicles
  • Total number of registered motor vehicles
  • Current Performance
  • Demand shifts down
  • Driving expansion
  • A bumpy ride
  • Profit trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Tuning up
  • Frugal refuelling
  • Technological opportunities
  • Car sharing
  • Table: Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Retailers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Gearboxes, steering wheels and related parts
  • Engines
  • Tyres
  • Body parts
  • Electrical and electronic components
  • Batteries
  • Brakes and brake parts
  • Other parts and accessories
  • Chart: Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Mechanics
  • Carmakers
  • Car dealers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Motor Vehicle Parts Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • The secondary market for car components for use in existing rather than new vehicles.
  • Original Equipment
  • Components manufactured for motor vehicle manufacturers and their dealers. The parts usually carry the brand of the motor vehicle manufacturer.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • When retailers purchase directly from manufacturers without going through a wholesaler.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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