Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2311 | Mar 2014

Out of the race: Revenue to contract significantly as major players exit the industry

IBISWorld’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Motor vehicle manufacturers are being lapped by import competition and have decided to leave the race altogether. A perfect storm of consumer demand shifting away from locally manufactured vehicles, a high Australian dollar, tariff reductions and subsequent low local production volumes have decimated the industry. The global financial crisis instigated a sharp drop in new car sales in 2008-09. While new car sales recovered, sales of locally manufactured vehicles did not. With unprofitable operations due to low production volumes, Toyota, GM Holden and Ford have all announced intentions to exit the industry. While the industry is forecast to be worth $10.6 billion in 2013-14 following a 5.0% annualised decline, the major player exits are despite a forecast decline in revenue of only 0.9%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry is characterised by a highly cyclical growth pattern, high fixed costs, tight profit levels and an excessive number of participants for the size of the market. Barriers to entry into the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry are formidable. Some barriers that need to be overcome by a new entrant include the cost of developing high-volume production facilities (in order to benefit from economies of scale) and a company's ability to gain access to technology from major global operators. Present incumbents include large multinationals that have considerable claims to new technology. With major global companies supplying vehicles with highly advanced technology, new entrants would require significant capital backing and engineering expertise to compete... purchase to read more


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What is the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture motor vehicles. These vehicles mainly include cars, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), light commercial vehicles, buses, vans and medium, heavy and special-purpose highway trucks, such as fire trucks. Vehicles produced in this industry are used for private and commercial purposes. The manufacturing of automotive engines is also included in this industry.

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

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