Automotive Industry in Australia: Market Research Report

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Automotive Industry Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0014 | Jul 2014

Written off: Some segments will suffer as domestic manufacturing ceases

IBISWorld’s Automotive Industry market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 past five years. A recovery in new car sales following the global financial crisis has defined the five years through 2014-15. Consumer sentiment and business confidence have strengthened, stimulating demand for new cars. Demand grew, especially for imported vehicles. Wholesalers and retailers benefited from growth in imported vehicle sales, but this was to the detriment of domestic motor vehicle manufacturers and upstream parts manufacturers. Industry revenue is forecast to rise by a compound annual 1.5% over the five years through 2014-15, to be worth $170.8 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Automotive industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle, although different areas within the industry are performing extremely variably. The overall industry is in decline due to Australia's uncompetitive position among the global manufacturing market. With a strong Australian dollar and low import protections, the major manufacturing players have decided to exit the industry over the next five years as they struggle to compete with import competition and can manufacture vehicles far more cheaply overseas. The exit of these major players is expected to throw parts manufacturers into a tailspin, as they rely on supply contracts with Toyota, GM Holden and Ford.

Industry value added (IVA) measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy... 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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