Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

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

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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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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