Construction Machinery and Operator Hire in Australia: Market Research Report

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Construction Machinery and Operator Hire Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3292 | Dec 2013

Gaining ground: Investment in commercial building and apartment markets drives growth

IBISWorld’s Construction Machinery and Operator Hire 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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Construction Machinery and Operator Hire industry generates the bulk of its revenue from work on commercial building and apartment construction projects. These projects involve using cranes, pile-driving and pumping equipment to erect multi-storey buildings or install heavy structural components (e.g. steel girders, precast concrete panels and beams, and concrete pours). However, the industry's largest players typically focus on servicing the mining and infrastructure markets, including the erection of telecommunication and power transmission equipment, pipelines and wind turbines.

In 2013-14, the industry is expected to generate revenue totalling $2.7 billion and grow 3.3% due to a surge in demand for cranes for use in high-rise apartment developments and office complexes... purchase to read more

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The industry has a moderate level of capital intensity due to the heavy investment into large-scale construction equipment such as mobile cranes (e.g. truck mounted), fixed cranes (e.g. tower cranes), pneumatic concrete conveyors, pumps and construction site hoists. While capital equipment requirements are integral, the industry's value added is derived from the supply of skilled labour services with the hire of specialist construction equipment. Therefore, labour remains a vital input to the industry.

Total industry labour costs currently account for approximately 45.0% of revenue... 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 operatorConstruction machinery hiring with operator (except earthmoving equipment)

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