Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry has recovered relatively well over the five years through 2013-14. Companies looked to hold off on the maintenance of their trucks at the beginning of the five-year period, causing a slight decline. However, this was quickly offset by the growing demand from downstream industries. As momentum builds, industry revenue is forecast to grow by 3.5% in 2013-14.
The performance of the Heavy Duty Truck Parts Wholesalers industry is highly dependent on demand from final markets for its goods, such as the Road Freight Transport industry. Road freight companies tend to use more trucks than any other industry. These trucks are often large, articulated trucks transporting heavy loads... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of industry enterprises is skewed towards major population centres on the eastern seaboard. This reflects both the location of upstream and downstream industries.
The industry purchases goods from local automotive manufacturers, who have a strong presence in Victoria and South Australia. In addition, a considerable volume of the industry's products is imported. Industry operators are clustered in the industrial areas of cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, close to large general container ports.
The industry's presence in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland also relates to the major flows of freight that travel by road up and down the eastern seaboard... purchase to read more