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

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 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 - 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. Toyota, GM Holden and Ford have sustained their operations through 2013-14. However, the high Australian dollar and shifting consumer demand towards small cars has resulted in a lack of economies of scale for locally manufactured vehicles, with each major player announcing they are exiting the industry between 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 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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