Automotive Industry in Australia: Market Research Report

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Automotive Industry Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0014 | Nov 2015

In reverse: The end of local vehicle manufacturing will reduce demand for parts and accessories

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 2015-16. 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 fuel prices for the majority of the past five-year period drove consumers to prefer affordable, fuel-efficient imported vehicles rather than petrol-guzzling locally manufactured cars. As a result of these opposing trends, industry revenue is forecast to rise at a sluggish compound annual rate of 1.1% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $161.9 billion... purchase to read more

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Barriers to entry vary significantly depending on the type of firm. Manufacturers (of vehicles and parts) have very high barriers to entry. Car producers require a very significant level of investment into large-scale production and machinery to support this. They also need to invest into costly R&D projects. New entrants could struggle to carry out such a level of investment and have trouble having access to the latest technology. Component manufacturers require strong relationships and contracts with car producers, something that a new entrant will not have.

Retailers have medium barriers to entry. Their main hurdle is being able to enter into franchises with manufacturers to carry brands that consumers want to buy... 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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