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The Data Services Group at ADP Lightspeed is reporting for the first part of 2012, U.S. powersports dealers have seen a major increase in revenue compared to the same period in 2011. The climb continues a pattern that began in October 2011.
The company says that factors contributing to this increase included warmer-than-average temperatures and an improvement in the economy. In taking advantage of this confluence of positive conditions, dealers have grown sales in parts, service and sales departments, with ADP reporting that sales in March 2012 increased 20 percent over March 2011.
ADP Lightspeed also reports that in March, parts, service and sales departments in all five regions of the country were positive over the same time last year. The greatest gains, the company reports, were in Midwest sales departments, where revenue was up 39.5 percent over 2011. The smallest gain was found in the parts departments of the Southern region where sales increased 4.2 percent over last year.
The Data Services Group at ADP Lightspeed has reported powersports same store sales since May of 2006, and currently maintains a database of over 1 billion sales records for the motorcycle industry. For additional ADP Lightspeed Data Services information and studies visit: www.adplightspeed.com/dataservices/.
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