Construction Machinery and Operator Hire in Australia: Market Research Report

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Construction Machinery and Operator Hire Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3292 | Mar 2016

Strong prospects: Demand from mining and infrastructure markets drives revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Construction Machinery and Operator Hire 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

The Construction Machinery and Operator Hire industry generates the bulk of its revenue from work on high-rise commercial building and apartment projects. These projects require cranes, pile-driving and pumping equipment to erect multistorey buildings or install heavy structural components. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 3.7% to reach $3.1 billion. This performance has been supported by unprecedented demand from the mining and infrastructure markets, the swing towards the construction of high-rise apartments instead of traditional housing, and the solid recovery in commercial building construction.

Despite this solid performance, industry revenue is expected to fall by 3.0%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has relatively high barriers to entry, due principally to the high cost of purchasing and maintaining the capital equipment and the industry's tight regulatory environment.

Crane operators are required to hold nationally recognised licensing for each category of equipment. The person appointed to design the project and supervise the lift project requires accreditation obtained through certificated courses and appropriate health and safety training. Technological change heightens the technical complexity of operating the construction equipment and firms must upgrade operators' certification to meet these changes.

New entrants may be disadvantaged by the close relationships the existing firms have with major clients (e.g. building contractors and oil companies)... purchase to read more


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What is the Construction Machinery and Operator Hire Industry?

Firms in this industry hire out construction machinery, plant and equipment (mainly cranes) with operators for use on a wide range of construction projects and industrial applications.

Industry Products
Subcontract lift servicesContract lift servicesDry-hire servicesOther services
Industry Activities
Crane hiring with operatorHiring of construction machinery with operator (except earthmoving equipment)

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