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

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 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.

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The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry traditionally manufactures large vehicles, such as the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon. The composition of vehicles being produced has altered over the past five years, as demand shifts towards smaller cars and SUVs.

Large cars

Australia has a long tradition and manufacturing culture of building large cars. This product segment remains the largest in the industry. Large cars are typically considered to have a minimum of six cylinders, but can have engines of up to 12 cylinders. Large cars built in Australia include the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon. Standard models come with six-cylinder engines. The segment also includes long wheelbase variants of standard large cars, such as the Holden Caprice... 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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