Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Automotive industry comprises a range of smaller industries, with performances varying across different stages of the supply chain. Overall, the industry has grown slowly but steadily over the past five years. Strong sales of new cars have supported motor vehicle wholesalers and dealers, while service agents have benefited from the increasing number of motor vehicles registered on Australian roads. However, local motor vehicle manufacturers have struggled, as high petrol prices over the four years through 2013-14 drove consumers towards smaller and more fuel-efficient imported vehicles rather than locally manufactured cars. As a result of these trends offsetting each other, industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $162.1... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Automotive industry is characterised by a low level of concentration as it covers the entire automotive supply chain, which spans from parts manufacturers to car dealerships. As a result, there is a wide range of companies operating at various levels of the automotive supply chain. Concentration differs across each level of the supply chain.
Most companies in the industry are small or medium-sized enterprises that only account for a small percentage of revenue. The smallest operators are mechanics, which are often owner-operators. At the other end of the scale, there are the three major passenger vehicle manufacturers in Australia and they each account for a large part of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry... purchase to read more