This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the rental cars marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. The report focuses on car rental without drivers for a daily / weekly fee. Primarily a concentrated industry, rental cars has a well developed supplier base. The rental cars category has low product segmentation and serves primarily commercial and consumer markets. The demand for rental cars is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including economic growth, level of disposable income, and cost of fuel, airline seat availability, and technological developments. Key costs around the rental cars category include cost of vehicles and labor. The major trends in the rental cars industry include consolidation, among others. The risk outlook for the rental cars industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the rental cars industry include strategic sourcing practices.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.