Automotive Industry in Australia: Market Research Report

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Automotive Industry Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0014 | Apr 2015

Idling: Wholesalers are expected to offset manufacturer exits, keeping industry revenue stable

IBISWorld’s Automotive Industry market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Automotive industry encompasses a range of smaller industries that have performed variably over the five years through 2014-15. New car sales spiked in 2009-10, as the pent-up demand stemming from delayed purchases during the global financial crisis was released. Although falling since then, the continued strength of new car sales has led to growth for motor vehicle wholesalers and service agents, as they have been servicing an increasing number of vehicles on the road. However, local motor vehicle manufacturers have struggled, as consumers have looked to more affordable, fuel-efficient imported vehicles rather than petrol-guzzling locally manufactured cars. Due to these contrasting effects, industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 0.3%... 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 $9.33 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
Locally manufactured motor vehiclesImported 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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