NTEA manufacturers' survey shows 16 percent in equipment shipments in 2021


NTEA’s newly released Annual Manufacturers’ Shipments Survey (AMSS) report indicates the 2021 bounce out of the 2020 recession led to a truck equipment industry increase of 16.2 percent in terms of dollar value shipped, after –15.8 percent growth in 2020.

This publication, featuring 2021 data, enables the industry to estimate market size by dollars and units for 76 product lines. NTEA collects and evaluates aggregate results based on data submitted from 92 participating companies. The resulting report offers directional guidance to help commercial vehicle manufacturers and distributors assess business performance, NTEA says.

Consistent with historic results is significant variation in product line growth rates. Most were up for the year, but some declined. In unit terms, there were more decreases, which is reflective of chassis availability and supply chain issues. 

“This report continues to serve as an important business planning tool for the commercial vehicle community,” says Steve Latin-Kasper, NTEA senior director of market data and research. “AMSS data contributes to the accuracy of industry market segment analysis by making it possible to understand how various data sets are connected to each other, and also contributes to an understanding of market size and how product markets and the total industry change over time.”

There are a number of ways to estimate the size of the commercial truck and truck equipment industry, NTEA says. However, dollar measurement is required in order to compare the industry’s contribution to the larger manufacturing and wholesale trade economic sectors. NTEA publishes AMSS data in unit and dollar terms and provides indexes, enabling accurate annual percent change calculation for each market segment. Companies are encouraged to use report findings to support annual business planning processes.

Survey participants receive a complimentary AMSS Report as well as a data tool containing results in an Excel spreadsheet for easier manipulation. To learn more and purchase the report ($299 NTEA members, $599 nonmembers) go to ntea.com/amss.

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