New NAGS Calculator Shows .69 Percent Drop in Weighted Average for Top 100 Parts; Average of 2.2 Percent Increase Among Top 20 Most Popular Parts Since Last May
May 21, 2009

The Spring 2009 National Auto Glass Specifications International (NAGS) Calculator, which took effect May 12, shows a .69 percent decrease for the weighted average for the top 100 parts since the Winter release. For the top 20 most popular parts, it shows an average increase of 2.2 percent since last May.

Leading the ranks in increases was the DW01265GBNN, which saw an $18.90 increase from May 2008—a 7.8 percent rise.

Just two parts on the top—20 list decreased since last May-the DW01549GBYN, with a 0.03 percent drop, and the DW01206GBYN, with a 0.9 percent decrease.

For the top 500 parts, there was a weighted average increase of 0.15 percent, and for the top 1,500 parts, there was a weighted average decrease of 0.90 percent.

Top 20 Most Popular Parts

Rank Rank Part May 11, 2009 Jan. 12, 2009 Sept. 8, 2008 May 12, 2008 Percent Change from May 2008 to May 2009
1 DW01341GBYN $188.60 $190.00 $189.95 $187.80 +0.4
2 DW01217GBYN $196.90 $199.80 $200.15 $196.15 +0.4
3 DW01256GBNN $255.30 $253.30 $249.30 $244.75 +4.3
4 DW01168GBNN $183.15 $184.25 $184.30 $182.10 +0.6
5 DW01549GBYN $192.60 $194.50 $194.55 $192.65 -0.03
6 DW01206GBYN $188.05 $188.75 $189.10 $186.45 -0.9
7 DW01099GBNN $183.00 $183.65 $183.50 $181.10 +1.5
8 DW01317GBYN $204.65 $203.85 $201.30 $195.90 +4.5
9 DW01505GBYN $233.35 $232.85 $228.25 $219.25 +6.4
10 DW01460GBYN $260.35 $262.10 $256.90 $243.95 +6.7
11 DW01226GBNN $217.25 $219.80 $218.05 $214.35 +1.4
12 DW01265GBNN $261.25 $263.00 $247.90 $242.35 +7.8
13 DW01303GTNN $182.05 $182.35 $182.75 $179.45 +1.4
14 FW02064GBNN $189.70 $190.95 $191.10 $189.25 +0.2
15 DW01176GBNN $192.40 $193.40 $192.75 $190.30 +1.1
16 FW00753GBNN $190.15 $191.25 $189.55 $187.65 +1.3
17 FW02018GBNN $185.70 $186.80 $187.30 $185.25 +0.2
18 DW01330GBNN $190.30 $190.60 $190.35 $188.35 +1.0
19 DW01257GBYN $257.90 $257.90 $261.40 $245.05 +5.2
20 DW01105GBNN $189.75 $190.40 $190.85 $188.25 +0.8

Last week, James Patterson and Bud Oliver of NAGS answered questions in an open forum held during the annual Independents' Days Conference in Fort Myers, Fla.

One popular question was NAGS' role in the industry.

"Our role is that we're an information provider," explained Oliver. "We create a part number for the glass based on the attributes of that glass."

Patterson agreed. "What we strive to do is create a common language and point of reference," he said. "That really is the underlying role-really just that commonality … We strongly believe that if we stopped publishing a NAGS list price that someone else would."

Among the questions they received was how they think they could possibly handle "lowballing" in the industry-particularly with various network insurance contracts.

"That wouldn't happen if they couldn't find retailers to service their policyholders," Patterson said.

Oliver agreed. "I don't know if there's anyone who can necessarily fix that," he said.

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