Stalling: The demise of Australian motor vehicle manufacturers is constraining industry demand

IBISWorld’s Fibreglass Product Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


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 Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fibreglass Product Manufacturing industry has suffered numerous setbacks over the past five years. The industry manufactures many products, and services several downstream markets, depending heavily on demand from construction industries, manufacturers and consumers. The industry's downstream markets have provided a mixed bag of opportunities and threats over the past five years. Steady growth in discretionary income and a resurgence in construction activity have driven demand for swimming pool shells. Meanwhile, the decline of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry has reduced demand in other product segments. Boat sales have also declined, with Australian fibreglass boat hull producers suffering as a result. Overall, the industry is expected to contract by an annualised 2.1%...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Fibreglass Product Manufacturing industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA) represents the contribution that the industry makes to the total economy. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, IVA is projected to decline at an annualised 0.5%, significantly underperforming GDP, which is anticipated to grow by an annualised 2.5% over the same period. This indicates that the industry is growing at a slower rate than the overall economy.

Industry enterprise numbers have declined over the past five years, with operators facing difficulty carving out their own markets, especially as downstream demand from automotive markets diminishes due to the closure of Ford's facilities and the impending exit of GM Holden and Toyota. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Fibreglass Product Manufacturing Industry?

Industry operators manufacture products from fibreglass. This includes cutting fibreglass sheets to size for insulation and packaging and making inputs for other manufacturers such as boat and automotive components. The industry also manufactures fibreglass awnings, shower bases, water tanks and swimming pool shells that are often used in construction industries. Fibreglass furniture is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Fibreglass boatbuilding components
Fibreglass swimming pool shells
Fibreglass tanks
Industry Activities
Fibre-reinforced plastic automotive component
Fibreglass reinforced plastic tank
Rigid fibreglass reinforced plastic sheet
Fibreglass reinforced plastic swimming pool shell
Fibreglass boat hull and other boat component

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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