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 Locations Chapter
Companies in the Automotive industry are located in population hubs. This is particularly true for car repairers and retailers, because they need to be close to their market. As a result, the majority of establishments are located in Victoria and New South Wales.
A significant over-representation compared with the population occurs in Victoria as many parts manufacturers are located close to their largest markets, as Toyota and Ford's manufacturing facilities are located in Victoria. A similar situation occurs in South Australia, due to GM Holden's manufacturing plant being located in the state. Many parts suppliers are located in South Australia in order to be close to GM Holden's manufacturing facilities... purchase to read more