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Automotive Industry in Australia: Market Research Report

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Automotive Industry Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0014 | Jun 2016

Hit the brakes: The end of local vehicle manufacturing will reduce demand for parts

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
Revenue
$162bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.2%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
300,906
Businesses
48,318
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry for the Automotive industry vary significantly depending on the type of firm. Manufacturers (of vehicles and parts) have very high barriers to entry. Car producers require a significant level of investment into large-scale production and machinery to support this. They also need to invest in R&D projects which tend to be quite costly. New entrants could struggle to carry out such a level of investment and have trouble accessing the latest technology. Component manufacturers require strong relationships and contracts with car producers, something that new entrants will find it difficult to establish.

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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