Collision repair shops reporting higher sales overall compared to 2015 decreased during fourth quarter, though varied by shop sales volume. Collision repair facilities reporting higher earnings slightly up.
The CollisionWeek quarterly survey of business conditions reported by collision repair facility owners and managers indicates that the overall percentage of facilities with higher sales decreased in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 2015. The overall percentage reporting higher sales was down 3.8 percentage points below the third quarter result. The results remain over 12 points above the average since CollisionWeek began the research in 2002.
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