Shipbuilding and Repair Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Shipbuilding and Repair Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2391 | May 2016

Shipshape: Major defence construction contracts continue to drive industry growth

IBISWorld’s Shipbuilding and Repair Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Shipbuilding and Repair Services industry has undergone moderate growth over the past five years, with revenue estimated to rise at an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2015-16. Defence expenditure and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) shipbuilding contracts strongly influence revenue growth. Key RAN projects during the past five years include the construction of the Canberra-class landing helicopter docks (LHDs), which were completed in December 2015, and the ongoing Hobart-class air warfare destroyers (AWDs) project, with both projects continuing to drive revenue growth. Revenue is set to grow by 1.9% in 2015-16, to reach $3.0 billion.

Exposure to overseas markets has shifted the industry's operations over the past five years... purchase to read more

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The industry displays a low level of capital intensity and this has remained unchanged over the past five years. In 2015-16, an estimated $15.94 is spent on wages for every dollar invested in capital. Capital equipment required in the industry generally has an extended operational life and depreciates slowly over time. Additionally, depreciation expenses do not take into account lease payments that are made on properties and equipment. In an industry with highly customised products, shipbuilders often prefer to hire equipment for one-off processes rather than purchase expensive machinery. These trends contribute to low capital requirements and low depreciation costs.

The industry’s high labour expenses are due to the skilled nature of many tasks and processes... purchase to read more


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What is the Shipbuilding and Repair Services Industry?

Companies in the industry primarily manufacture or repair ships with displacement of 50 tonnes or more. Firms that manufacture submarines and major components for ships and submarines are also included in the industry.

Industry Products
Military shipbuildingSubmarine constructionCommercial shipbuildingShip repair and maintenance
Industry Activities
Dry dock operationHull cleaningShip repairingShipbuildingShipwreckingSubmarine constructionSubmarine component

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