Well-equipped: Rising exports and product specialisation have revenue set for growth

The Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry's performance has fluctuated over the past five years due to increased demand from international markets and rising import penetration. Local industry players have profited from manufacturing niche products, such as radio frequency augmenting equipment, where the market size is too small to attract the attention of large foreign transnational companies. A high level of globalisation characterises the industry, with a large proportion of industry revenue generated through export markets, particularly to Hong Kong, the United States and New Zealand. Additionally, a large share of domestic demand is satisfied by imports from countries such as China and Vietnam...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry exports have increased strongly over the past five years, fuelling revenue growth
  • Many local firms have focused on niche products that cater for lucrative international markets
  • Firms will continue focusing on niche international markets and high value-added products
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Australian Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Most domestic demand for industry products is sourced from overseas, which has limited the opportunities for industry expansion. Industry value added, which represents the industry's contribution to overall GDP, is forecast to fall by 0.1% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This represents an underperformance relative to the overall economy, which is expected to grow at an annualised 2.5% over the same period. This indicates a mature industry.The industry has undergone consolidation over the past five years as firms have either exited the market or transferred production overseas. Firms rely on extensive investment in R&D to remain competitive in a global market. Sma...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Production of a range which accommodates future developments
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from telecommunications and other electrical goods wholesaling and Trade-weighted index in the Communication Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the industry manufacture telecommunication, broadcasting and transceiver equipment. Products include telecommunication exchange equipment, telecommunication transmission equipment (except cabling), telecommunication customer premises equipment (such as telephones, private exchanges, modems and routers) and broadcasting equipment (such as transceivers and transmitters).

    Industry Products
  • Telecommunication equipment parts
  • Line telephone and telegraph equipment
  • Radio and television equipment and parts
  • Satellite receivers
  • Other communication equipment and parts
  • Industry Activities
  • Modem, intercom, alarm systems and pager equipment
  • Radio broadcast and television studio equipment
  • Radio transceiver and transmitter
  • Digital telecommunications switches
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Telephone and telephone switching equipment
  • Data transmission equipment (bridges, gateways, routers, etc.)
  • Cable TV equipment
  • Television antenna or parts
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from telecommunications and other electrical goods wholesaling
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from telecommunications services
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • Private research and development expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Key drivers
  • Exports and imports
  • Other industry trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition and demand
  • Weak Australian dollar
  • Hurdles ahead
  • Table: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Information Media and Telecommunications
  • Central Government Administration
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • National and Regional Commercial Banks

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer System Design Services
  • Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Line telephone and telegraph equipment
  • Telecommunication equipment parts
  • Radio and television equipment and parts
  • Satellite receivers
  • Other communication equipment and parts
  • Chart: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Communications service providers
  • Government and businesses
  • Households
  • Agriculture, forestry and mining sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Communication Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Asymmetrical digital subscriber line is a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional voice band modem can provide.
  • Broadband
  • A type of data transmission in which a single medium (wire) can carry several channels at once.
  • Internet Protocol
  • A method of sending data from one computer to another on the internet.
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