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 Threats & Opportunities

  • The weak Australian dollar has caused the price of imported inputs to rise
  • The fibreglass boat hull product segment has suffered large declines over the past five years
  • Revenue is anticipated to expand due to stronger growth in key markets over the next five years

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    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 Investment Chapter

    The Fibreglass Product Manufacturing industry is moderately capital intensive. Despite this, capital intensity in the industry is relatively low when compared with the manufacturing division average. While the industry often relies on automated machinery to fabricate fibreglass products, manual labour and technical nous also play crucial roles in the manufacturing process. Differences in designing, moulding and coating skills often represent the difference between high and low-quality products.

    Many of the products manufactured in the industry are low-volume with a high degree of customisation to meet the particular needs of customers. This requires greater labour inputs to adjust manufacturing processes to specific orders and to provide design work. Man..

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    Additional Insights for the Fibreglass Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Having a good reputation
  • Effective quality control
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from boatbuilding and repair services and Domestic price of plastic and rubber products in the Fibreglass Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from boatbuilding and repair services
  • Domestic price of plastic and rubber products
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from motor vehicle and motor vehicle part manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets
  • Industry participation
  • Profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • International trade
  • Profitability
  • Table: Fibreglass Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fibreglass Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Boatbuilding and Repair Services
  • Construction
  • Agribusiness
  • Hardware Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Fibreglass swimming pool shells
  • Fibreglass tanks
  • Fibreglass boatbuilding components
  • Chart: Fibreglass Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Construction companies
  • Boatbuilders
  • Exports
  • Retailers
  • Agribusiness
  • Wholesalers
  • Motor vehicle manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fibreglass Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fibreglass Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fibreglass Product 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 Fibreglass Product 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 Fibreglass Product 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
  • A heat-resistant and strong synthetic fibre normally used in aerospace and military applications.
  • Composite Material
  • A medium composed of dissimilar materials. The resulting compound displays performance characteristics that exceed those of the input materials in isolation.
  • Fibreglass
  • Glass-reinforced polyester (also known as GRP).
  • Polymer
  • A chemical compound made of many identical components linked together like a chain. The most common form of polymer is plastic.
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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
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