State of the Auto Care Industry Report 2017-2018 - 25
ADDITIONAL KEY RESEARCH
statistical compilation of key variables that
INDEX (BCI) AND
are released by a variety of business and
Taking the monthly Industry Indicators
economic sources every month. The Auto
Report (IIR) to a new level, the Auto Care
Care Association's market intelligence
Association and Northwood University
department records this data, compares
partnered to produce the Business
the new data to the same month of the
Confidence Index (BCI) and Economic
previous year, as well as to a given set of
Confidence Index (ECI). Starting in 2011,
statistical parameters, and then identifies
the purpose of this new survey is to
the impact to the business as favorable,
enhance Auto Care Association member
unfavorable or indeterminate. This report
understanding of the auto care industry
is designed to provide insight into some
by recording their thoughts on the current
of the key indicators affecting the auto
and future course of the industry. Results
care industry and your business.
are calculated and reported in Auto
The Industry Indicators Report is a
CarE-news and in Auto Care Insider.
When you understand current industry statistics and trends, you are in a better position to gain an advantage in the
marketplace. Make better business decisions by studying the Auto Care Association's market intelligence reports and studies.
For more information, visit autocare.org/market-intelligence.