Ill-equipped: Strong import penetration is set to cause revenue falls

The Communication Equipment Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

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

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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, which are often under the radar of large foreign transnational companies. A high level of globalisation characterises the industry, with a large proportion of industry revenue generated through exports markets, particularly to Hong Kong, the United States and New Zealand. Additionally, a large percentage of domestic demand is sourced from overseas countries such as China and Vietnam...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry has a low concentration level, with the four largest players accounting for less than 10% of revenue. No industry companies have an estimated market share of over 5%. This low degree of market share concentration is due to high import penetration. Domestic firms have not been able to generate major economies of scale due to high foreign competition. Many firms have exited the industry by moving their manufacturing activities outside Australia. However, industry concentration varies significantly by market segment. For example, Codan Ltd has a significant local market share in its high-frequency radio product segments.

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    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 that 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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    Industry Products

    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
    Telecommunications switching equipment
    Broadcasting and transmission equipment
    Communications products and equipment
    Carrier telephone equipment
    Other communication equipment and parts
    Data transmission equipment
    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Broadcasting and transmission equipment
  • Communications products and equipment
  • Data transmission equipment
  • Carrier telephone equipment
  • Telecommunications switching equipment
  • Other communication equipment and parts
  • Chart: Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other export markets
  • Hong Kong
  • United States
  • New Zealand
  • China
  • Domestic communication service providers
  • Other domestic markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and utilities
  • Other
  • 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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (Adsl)
  • 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.
  • Information And Communication Technology (Ict)
  • This relates to the telecommunications components that allow users to store and transmit information and data.
  • Internet Protocol
  • A method of sending data from one computer to another on the internet.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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