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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2311 | Oct 2016

Out of gas: Ford's exit marks the beginning of the end of local passenger vehicle manufacturing

IBISWorld’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry's performance has been dominated by import competition from a globalised market over the past five years. Local production volumes have fallen due to a range of factors, including the high Australian dollar over the start of the period, the signing of free trade agreements with major car manufacturing countries like South Korea and Japan, and the inability of local manufacturers to adapt to shifting consumer preferences. Consumer preferences have been moving towards both smaller fuel-efficient cars and cars that provide a combination of comfort and utility, such as SUVs. Importers benefited from the high Australian dollar at the beginning of the period as imported vehicles were made more affordable than locally manufactured vehicles... purchase to read more

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The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry exhibits a high level of market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for an estimated 74.9% of industry revenue in the current year. Industry operators, particularly those manufacturing passenger vehicles, require high production volumes to achieve economies of scale and remain viable. As Australia is sparsely populated, it represents a small market and there has historically only been room for a limited number of vehicle manufacturers.

The strong Australian dollar over the early part of the past five-year period and shifting consumer preferences towards smaller and more fuel-efficient cars have weighed on the profitability of traditional local motor vehicle manufacturers... purchase to read more


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What is the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

Industry companies manufacture motor vehicles. These vehicles include cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light commercial vehicles, buses and vans, as well as medium, heavy and special-purpose highway trucks. These vehicles are used for private and commercial purposes. Motor vehicle engine manufacturing is also included in the industry.

Industry Products
SUVsUtesTrucksMedium-size carsLarge carsSmall cars
Industry Activities
CarSUVEngineHeavy truck

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