What is the automotive aftermarket?

The motor vehicle aftermarket industry is one of the largest US employers and contributes 2.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It encompasses all products and services purchased for light and heavy duty vehicles after the original sale, including replacement parts, accessories, lubricants, appearance products, service repairs, as well as the tools and equipment necessary to make the repair.

The Automotive Aftermarket represents:

  • $247.8 billion in annual sales (2.5% of GDP)  
  • More than $60 billion in annual unperformed vehicle maintenance
  • 2.6% of the workforce (3.7 million jobs)
  • 11th largest contributor to the GDP
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