Figures released by the Consumer Electronics Association show an increase in aftermarket autosound sales. According to the CEA, manufacturer-to-dealer sales increased by 9% during May to nearly $208 million in sales revenue. That’s up from $190 million in May of 2000.
In-dash CD players made up a large chunk — more than 50% — of the increase in the aftermarket autosound category. Mobile speakers also marked solid growth as did midrange/tweeter packages. Factory-to-dealer sales of bass speaker rose by 29% as did enclosed speakers, also showing off a 29% jump.