Parts departments shake COVID-19 onset, grow sales in March

Exclusive data for Outdoor Power Equipment magazine readers from Constellation Data Solutions, a division of Constellation Dealership Group, shows Same Store Sales results at outdoor power equipment dealerships for the month of March. The composite data is pulled from dealerships that use Constellation’s Ideal and c-Systems DMS brands. The Same Store Sales data compares March 2020 vs. March 2019 at 1,176 independent servicing OPE dealerships.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, March U.S. parts sales grew by 1 percent overall vs. March 2019 on average across the U.S.

Here’s the March parts revenue breakdown by region:

West — 2 percent decrease

Midwest — 5 percent decrease

Northeast — 12 percent increase

South — 1 percent increase

USA — 1 percent increase

Canada — 18 percent decrease

And here’s a closer look at the percentage of dealership locations broken down by parts revenue gains and losses:

West — 56 percent down; 44 percent up

Midwest — 46 percent down; 54 percent up

Northeast — 45 percent down; 55 percent up

South — 44 percent down; 56 percent up

USA — 46 percent down; 54 percent up

Canada — 58 percent down; 42 percent up

States in each region are as follows:

Midwest — IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI

Northeast — CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV, CT, MA, ME

South — AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, PR, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

West — AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

— Dave McMahon, editor

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