Automotive Aftermarket for Batteries and Ignition System Components in North America by Product and Performer

Size and Age of the Light Vehicle Park and Regional Climatic Extremes Boost Aftermarket Demand

Automotive Batteries

Demand for aftermarket automotive battery and ignition system components in North America is forecast to advance 1.7% per year through 2021 to US$9.1 billion, rebounding from the slight decline experienced during the 2011-2016 period. Sales will be boosted by:

• growth in the size and average age of the region’s light vehicle park

• the increasing incorporation of electronics, some of which “sleep lightly” and draw on battery power even when the vehicle is off

• increases in raw material and product prices

Market advances, however, will be tempered by technological improvements that have improved the durability and reliability of automotive battery and ignition system components. For example, the longer useful lifespans of higher-value, better-performing products such as AGM batteries and platinum or iridium spark plugs offset the higher initial costs associated with these products and restrain future demand gains in dollar terms. Technological improvements will have a lesser impact on alternator and starter demand due to the share of sales accounted for by lower-cost remanufactured types.

Key Findings in the Automotive Aftermarket for Batteries and Ignition System Components in North America Study:

US to See Largest Net Gains through 2021, Mexico Fastest Growth

While the pace of market advances in the US will lag those of its neighbors, the US will still account for over 50% of all North American automotive aftermarket battery and ignition system part sales gains in dollar terms through 2021 due to the rising average age of light vehicles in the nation and ongoing trends toward better-performing, higher-value products.

Demand for aftermarket battery and ignition system components in Mexico will expand at the fastest rate in North America, albeit from a relatively small base. Factors boosting demand in Mexico include:

• advances in personal income levels and motor vehicle ownership

• older average light vehicle age

• high temperatures in much of the country

Automotive Batteries Dominate

Automotive batteries accounted for over half of regional automotive aftermarket battery and ignition system component demand in 2016, with sales buoyed by the regularity with which they must be replaced, fluctuations in the price of lead, and industry trends toward higher-value, better-performing batteries such as absorbent glass mat (AGM) types.

Professional Performer Will Post Greater Gains

Though the DIY/consumer market will advance more rapidly, the professional performer segment will account for over half of overall demand gains. This reflects a trend in the larger automotive aftermarket industry away from DIY and toward DIFM activity, which is compounded in this market by the increasing complexity of tools and knowledge in order to perform ignition system repairs on modern vehicles.

Study Coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes North American automotive batteries and ignition system components aftermarket. It presents historical demand data (2006, 2011, and 2016) and forecasts (2021 and 2026) by product category (batteries; starters; ignition harnesses, wire sets, and cables; alternators; spark plugs; and other ignition system components), country (US, Canada, Mexico), and performer (professional and consumer/DIY). The study also evaluates company market share and provides a competitive analysis of key players that include Autoparts Holdings, BBB Industries, Bosch, Denso, East Penn Manufacturing, Exide Technologies, Johnson Controls, Motorcar Parts America, NGK Spark Plug, and Standard Motor Products.

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  1. Automotive Aftermarket for Batteries and Ignition System Components in North America by Product and Performer

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | North American Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket

    2. 2 KEY MARKET FACTORS

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Market Factors in the North American Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket

      2. 2.2 Light Motor Vehicles in Use by Country

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        1. 2.2.1 Light Vehicle Use Overview

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          1. Figure 2-2 | North America: Light Vehicles in Use, 2016

        2. 2.2.2 United States

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        3. 2.2.3 Canada

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        4. 2.2.4 Mexico

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      3. 2.3 Competitive Forces in the Automotive Aftermarket

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      4. 2.4 Vehicle Trends

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        1. 2.4.1 Quality Improvements

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          1. Figure 2-3 | Percent of US Population Performing or Purchasing Automotive Maintenance/Repair Services in the Past 12 Months, 2006 - 2016

        2. 2.4.2 Annual Mileage

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          1. Figure 2-4 | North America: Light Vehicle Miles Traveled, 2006 - 2016

          2. Figure 2-5 | North America: Average Gas Prices, 2006 - 2016

          3. Figure 2-6 | North America: Average Number of Miles Traveled per Light Vehicle, 2006 - 2016

        3. 2.4.3 Average Vehicle Age

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          1. Figure 2-7 | North America: Average Light Vehicle Age, 2006 - 2016

        4. 2.4.4 Accident Rates

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          1. Figure 2-8 | North America: Number of Light Vehicles Involved in Accidents, 2006 - 2016

          2. Figure 2-9 | North America: Light Vehicle Accidents per Thousand Miles Driven, 2006 - 2016

      5. 2.5 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | North America: Selected Battery & Ignition System Component Price Deflators, 2006 - 2021

        2. Figure 2-10 | North America: CAGR in Price Deflators for Automotive Batteries & Ignition System Components, 2006 - 2021

      6. 2.6 Battery & Ignition System Component Technology & Materials

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      7. 2.7 Legal & Regulatory Factors

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        1. 2.7.1 Legal & Regulatory Overview

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        2. 2.7.2 United States

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        3. 2.7.3 Canada

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        4. 2.7.4 Mexico

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      8. 2.8 North American Foreign Trade

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        1. Figure 2-11 | North America: Battery & Ignition System Component Imports by Country, 2006 - 2016

    3. 3 DEMAND BY COUNTRY

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in North American Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket by Country

      2. 3.2 Regional Forecasts

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        1. 3.2.1 Regional Overview

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          1. Table | North America: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Country 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-2 | North America: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Country, 2016

          3. Figure 3-3 | North America: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Dollar Spending per Vehicle in Use by Country, 2006 - 2016

        2. 3.2.2 United States

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          1. Table | United States: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Product, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 3-4 | United States: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Product, 2016

        3. 3.2.3 Canada

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          1. Table | Canada: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Product, 2006 -2021

          2. Figure 3-5 | Canada: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Product, 2016

        4. 3.2.4 Mexico

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          1. Table | Mexico: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Product, 2006 -2021

          2. Figure 3-6 | Mexico: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Product, 2016

    4. 4 DEMAND BY PRODUCT

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | North American Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket by Product

      2. 4.2 Demand by Product Type

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        1. Figure 4-2 | Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand in North America by Product, 2006 - 2021

      3. 4.3 Product Forecasts

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        1. 4.3.1 Product Overview

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          1. Table | Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket in North America by Product, 2006 -2016

        2. 4.3.2 Automotive Battery & Ignition System Components Suppliers

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          1. Table | Battery & Ignition System Components by Producer & Major Brand Name

        3. 4.3.3 Batteries

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          1. Table | Automotive Battery Aftermarket in North America by Country, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-3 | North America Increases in Automotive Battery Demand between 2016 & 2021 by Country

          3. Table | Automotive Battery Aftermarket Demand in North America by Vehicle Type, 2006 - 2021

        4. 4.3.4 Starters

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          1. Table | Automotive Starter Aftermarket Demand in North America by Country, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-4 | North America Increases in Starter Demand between 2016 & 2021 by Country

        5. 4.3.5 Ignition Harnesses, Wire Sets, &Cables

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          1. Table | Automotive Ignition Harness, Wire Set, &Cable Aftermarket Demand in North America by Country, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-5 | North America Changes in Ignition Harness, Wire Set, &Cable Demand between 2016 & 2021 by Country

        6. 4.3.6 Alternators

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          1. Table | Automotive Alternator Aftermarket Demand in North America by Country, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-6 | North America Changes in Alternator Demand between 2016 & 2021 by Country

        7. 4.3.7 Spark Plugs

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          1. Table | Automotive Spark Plug Aftermarket Demand in North America by Country, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-7 | North America Changes in Spark Plug Demand between 2016 & 2021 by Country

        8. 4.3.8 Other Ignition System Components

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          1. Table | Other Automotive Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand in North America by Product & Country, 2006 - 2021

          2. Figure 4-8 | North America Increases in Other Automotive Ignition System Component Demand between 2016 & 2021 by Country

    5. 5 DEMAND BY PERFORMER

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | North American Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket by Performer

      2. 5.2 Performer Forecasts

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        1. 5.2.1 Performer Overview

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          1. Table | North America: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Service Performer, 2006 - 2016

          2. Figure 5-2 | North America: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Service Performer, 2016

        2. 5.2.2 Professional

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          1. Table | North America: Professional Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand by Performer, 2006 - 2016

          2. Table | Professional Battery & Ignition System Components by Producer & Major Brand Name

          3. Table | North America: Garage & Service Station Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand, 2006 - 2021

          4. Table | North America: Automobile Dealership Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand, 2006 - 2021

          5. Table | North America: Specialist Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand, 2006 - 2021

          6. Table | North America: Other Professional Performer Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand, 2006 - 2021

        3. 5.2.3 Consumer/DIY

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          1. Table | North America: Consumer/DIY Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Demand, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | Consumer Battery & Ignition System Components by Company & Major Brand Name

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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      2. 6.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | North America: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Sales by Company, 2016

      3. 6.3 Market Share

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        1. 6.3.1 Market Share Overview

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          1. Figure 6-1 | North America: Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Market Share, 2016

        2. 6.3.2 Batteries

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          1. Figure 6-2 | North America: Automotive Battery Aftermarket Market Share by Company, 2016

          2. Figure 6-3 | North American Automotive Battery Aftermarket: Leading Supplier

          3. Figure 6-4 | North America Automotive Battery Aftermarket: Second Leading Supplier

          4. Figure 6-5 | North America Automotive Battery Aftermarket: Third Leading Supplier

        3. 6.3.3 Starters & Alternators

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          1. Figure 6-6 | North America: Automotive Starter & Alternator Aftermarket Market Share by Company, 2016

          2. Figure 6-7 | North America: Automotive Starter & Alternator Aftermarket: Leading Supplier

          3. Figure 6-8 | North America Automotive Starter & Alternator Aftermarket: Second Leading Supplier

        4. 6.3.4 Spark Plugs & Other Ignition System Components

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          1. Figure 6-9 | North America: Automotive Spark Plug & Other Ignition System Component Aftermarket Market Share by Company, 2016

          2. Figure 6-10 | North America: Automotive Spark Plug & Other Ignition System Component Aftermarket: Leading Supplier

          3. Figure 6-11 | North America Automotive Spark Plug & Other Ignition System Component Aftermarket: Second Leading Supplier

          4. Figure 6-12 | North America Automotive Spark Plug & Other Ignition System Component Aftermarket: Third Leading Supplier

      4. 6.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

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        1. 6.4.1 New Product Development

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        2. 6.4.2 Manufacturing

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      5. 6.5 Marketing

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      6. 6.6 Distribution

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        1. Table | Major Distribution Outlets for Automotive Battery & Ignition System Component Aftermarket Products

      7. 6.7 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      8. 6.8 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      9. 6.9 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Study Scope: Automotive Batteries & Ignition System Components

        2. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        3. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 7.2 Methodology

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      3. 7.3 Sources

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      4. 7.4 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      5. 7.5 Definitions

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      6. 7.6 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      7. 7.7 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.7.1 Economic Outlook by Country

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          1. Table | North America: Macroeconomic Environment, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | United States: Macroeconomic Environment, 2006 - 2021

          3. Figure 7-1 | United States: Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2016, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

          4. Table | Canada: Macroeconomic Environment, 2006 - 2021

          5. Table | Mexico: Macroeconomic Environment, 2006 - 2021

        2. 7.7.2 Light Vehicle Demand & Vehicles in Use by Country

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          1. Table | North America: Light Vehicle Market, 2006 - 2021

          2. Table | United States: Light Vehicle Market, 2006 - 2021

          3. Table | Canada: Light Vehicle Market, 2006 - 2021

          4. Table | Mexico: Light Vehicle Market, 2006 - 2021

        3. 7.7.3 Light Vehicle Production by Country

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          1. Figure 7-2 | United States: Light Vehicle Production, 2016

          2. Figure 7-3 | Canada: Light Vehicle Production, 2016

          3. Figure 7-4 | Mexico: Light Vehicle Production, 2016

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