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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Flat tyre: Low production volumes and growing import penetration have driven major exits

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
Revenue
$10bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-1.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
14,650
Businesses
472
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Motor vehicle manufacturers have been completely defeated by import competition over the past five years. Production volumes have plummeted as consumer demand shifts away from locally manufactured vehicles, due to the greater fuel-efficiency of many imported vehicles. Importers have benefited from a high Australian dollar and tariff reductions over the past five years. New car sales declined in 2009-10 due to the global financial crisis, and though this trend has been reversed over the past five years, the subsequent growth was all in imported vehicle sales. Industry revenue is forecast to fall by a compound annual 1.5% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $10.3 billion.

Local motor vehicle manufacturers have traditionally manufactured large cars... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry is very highly concentrated, with the largest four players accounting for over 70% of industry revenue. Companies within the industry, particularly those manufacturing passenger vehicles, require a high critical mass of production to achieve economies of scale and be viable. With Australia representing a small market, there has only been room for a limited number of manufacturers.

The high Australian dollar and shifting consumer demand towards small cars has resulted in a lack of economies of scale for local motor vehicle manufacturers. Each major player has announced that they will exit the industry during 2016 and 2017... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture motor vehicles. These vehicles include cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light commercial vehicles, buses and vans, along with medium, heavy and special-purpose highway trucks. Vehicles produced in this industry are used for private and commercial purposes. Automotive engine manufacturing is also included in this industry.

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


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