Not measuring up: Industry firms have struggled to compete against imports

The Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing industry produces a range of measurement, analytical and scientific equipment, including laboratory, analytical, measuring, meteorological, radar, navigational and surveying instruments and equipment. The industry's downstream markets include manufacturing, construction, healthcare, education and defence companies. Intense import penetration has negatively affected the industry over the past five years. Domestic companies have struggled to compete with the range of goods that are manufactured overseas. The price points of these imported goods vary, from low-end basic equipment, to high-end, sophisticated products. Industry revenue is expected to decrease at an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $2.2...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-1.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
6,586
Businesses
771

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has struggled against intense import competition over the past five years
  • Import penetration is high, with imports estimated to account for almost 90% of domestic demand
  • Rising demand from scientific research, and healthcare and construction firms will increase revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Industry operators manufacture a range of measurement, scientific, meteorological, navigational and surveying instruments and equipment. Products are divided based on the proportion of industry revenue that each segment generates.Nautical, radar and surveying instrumentsNautical, radar and surveying instruments account for the largest share of industry revenue. Nautical and radar instruments are primarily used in civil and military shipbuilding. Surveying equipment is mainly used in geophysical surveys of land, hydrographic surveys of navigable waters, aerial surveys, archaeological field surveys to locate sites prior to excavation and surveys to map boundaries. Dem...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing are:

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Establishment of export markets
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from construction and Demand from scientific research services in the Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry firms primarily manufacture navigational, measuring, or other professional and scientific equipment that is not classified elsewhere. Operators that manufacture specialised parts for this equipment are also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Nautical, radar and surveying instruments
  • Timing instruments, watches and clocks
  • Laboratory, measuring and scientific equipment
  • Electrical signalling and testing equipment
  • Other instruments and equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Clock and watch
  • Gas, parking, taxi and water meter
  • Electrical control and signalling equipment
  • Global positioning system (GPS) equipment
  • Non-medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment
  • Measuring instrument
  • Analytic, meteorological, nautical and surveying instrument
  • Navigational, radar and sonar system and equipment
  • Uninsulated optical fibre cable
  • Other professional and scientific equipment
  • 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 construction
  • Demand from scientific research services
  • Demand from health care and social assistance
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Import and export growth
  • Downstream demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Downstream markets
  • International trade
  • Table: Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Medical and Scientific Equipment Wholesaling
  • University and Other Higher Education
  • Health Services
  • Private Schools
  • Government Schools

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Nautical, radar and surveying instruments
  • Timing instruments, watches and clocks
  • Laboratory, measuring and scientific equipment
  • Electrical signalling and testing equipment
  • Other instruments and equipment
  • Chart: Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction industries
  • Other
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Healthcare industries
  • Education industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Measurement and Other Scientific 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 Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Danaher Australia Holding Pty Ltd, Thermo Electron Australia Pty Limited,
  • Table: Danaher Australia Holding Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Thermo Electron Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Measurement and Other Scientific 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 Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Confocal
  • A microscope with an optical system that only collects light from a small spot on the specimen, giving greater resolution.
  • Global Positioning System (Gps)
  • A space-based satellite navigation system that provides military, civil and commercial users with a range of positional information.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri)
  • An imaging technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the interiors of objects, especially living things, such as humans and animals.
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