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. A decline in new car sales in 2009-10 as the global financial crisis continued was reversed over the past five years, but 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 be worth $10.3 billion.
Local motor vehicle manufacturers have traditionally manufactured large cars... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry includes a high number of small-scale engine manufacturers. Their presence skews the distribution of businesses between states into a similar distribution to that of the population. There is a large over-representation in Victoria, particularly as each of the major players' head offices are located there. Toyota and GM Holden are located in Port Melbourne, while Ford is located in Campbellfield. Toyota and Ford also hold manufacturing facilities in Victoria. Toyota's manufacturing facilities are located in Altona, while Ford's manufacturing facilities are in Campbellfield and Geelong.
GM Holden's vehicle manufacturing facilities are in Elizabeth, SA, resulting in a strong automotive sector in the state... purchase to read more