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 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 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

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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