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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2311 | Apr 2016

Driven into the ground: The impending exit of major players will cause large revenue declines

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Import competition has overwhelmed the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry over the past five years. Production volumes have plummeted as consumer demand has shifted away from locally manufactured vehicles due to the greater fuel-efficiency of many imported vehicles. Importers have benefited from a strong Australian dollar over the majority of the past five years and several free trade agreements coming into effect. Despite new car sales rising steadily over the past five years, much of the growth has been attributable to imported vehicle sales. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to fall by an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2015-16, to total $9.6 billion.

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. For every dollar paid as wages, an estimated $0.34 is spent on capital investment. Manufacturing motor vehicles is a highly automated process, although labour is required on the assembly line. A large amount of capital investment is required for production line equipment and machinery. Most manufacturing processes involve repetitive activities that are automated to increase production speed and cost efficiency. Capital requirements for the industry have increased slightly over the past five years. There has been significant investment into plant and equipment upgrades, and in processing and product development... purchase to read more


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What is the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

Industry companies 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. These vehicles are used for private and commercial purposes. Motor vehicle engine manufacturing is also included in the industry.

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

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