Automotive Industry in Australia: Market Research Report

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Automotive Industry Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0014 | Mar 2014

Next exit: The manufacturing-related segments will suffer as major players cease production

IBISWorld’s Automotive Industry market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Different parts of the Automotive industry have undergone a variety of changes in fortune over the past five years. While the entire industry felt the shock of the global financial crisis, its aftermath has involved the manufacturing side breaking down while the wholesale and retail arms accelerate ahead. The global financial crisis shattered new car sales, negatively affecting all industries up the automotive supply chain, but benefiting repair and maintenance operators as consumers held on to ageing vehicles. A recovery in new car sales has driven revenue growth of an estimated 2.0% annualised over the five years through 2013-14, to reach $181.1 billion. Growth of 0.6% is projected for the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Automotive industry exhibits low capital intensity, although it varies significantly between different industries. Overall, the industry is estimated to spend $8.62 on wages for every dollar invested in capital. Capital intensity is much higher in manufacturing industries, such as the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry and the Automotive Electrical Component Manufacturing industry. These industries use sophisticated equipment to manufacture their products, with motor vehicle manufacturing particularly requiring strong capital investment in automation and large-scale production facilities. Other industries that contribute to low capital intensity are primarily service-based, involved in either selling ready-made vehicles or providing repair and maintenance services for vehicles... purchase to read more


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What is the Automotive Industry Industry?

The industry includes car manufacturers, parts suppliers, car dealers and mechanics. These companies are generally engaged in the design, research, development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of motor vehicles and parts. Motor vehicles refer to cars, utes, station wagons, SUVs and people movers sold to the public, businesses or the government. The report does not cover vans, motorcycles, buses or heavy commercial vehicles such as trucks.

Industry Products
Motor vehiclesParts and accessoriesRepair and maintenance
Industry Activities
Designing motor vehiclesMotor vehicle research and developmentManufacturing motor vehiclesSelling motor vehiclesMaintaining and repairing motor vehicles

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