Aftermarket Parts Industry Exits Fourth Quarter Bracing for COVID-19

By Keith Spacapan

Net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) totaled $65.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 4.4% increase from one year earlier and 0.7% higher than the third quarter of 2019. Weather conditions across the country were unseasonably mild for December leading to lackluster performance from traditional winter categories like alternators, starters, batteries, wipers, and antifreeze.

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