Out of gas: Ford's exit marks the beginning of the end of local passenger vehicle manufacturing

IBISWorld’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry performance has been dominated by import competition from a globalised market
  • The impending exit of major manufacturers has led to significant employment declines
  • The industry will undergo a significant transformation over the next five years

  • shopping_cartBUY NOW TO READ MORE

    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry's performance has been dominated by import competition from a globalised market over the past five years. Local production volumes have fallen due to a range of factors, including the high Australian dollar over the start of the period, the signing of free trade agreements with major car manufacturing countries like South Korea and Japan, and the inability of local manufacturers to adapt to shifting consumer preferences. Consumer preferences have been moving towards both smaller fuel-efficient cars and cars that provide a combination of comfort and utility, such as SUVs. Importers benefited from the high Australian dollar at the beginning of the period as imported vehicles were made more affordable than locally manufactured vehicles...

    shopping_cartBUY NOW TO READ MORE

    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    During the past five years, the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry has struggled to perform, with growing import competition and demand for more fuel-efficient cars driving a decline in revenue. A combination of factors, including a strong Australian dollar over the start of the period, changing consumer preferences, free trade agreements, and manufacturers’ inability to capitalise on economies of scale have caused demand for imports to expand and the industry to shrink rapidly. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 6.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to $7.7 billion.


    shopping_cartBUY NOW TO READ MORE

    Additional Insights for the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Effective cost controls
  • Establishing motor vehicle export markets
  • Having an extensive distribution and collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Trade-weighted index in the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

    shopping_cartBUY NOW TO READ MORE

    Look under the hood?

    Download a FREE sample report

    Top 500 Companies List
    has been released

    Click here for more

    Industry Products

    What is the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies manufacture motor vehicles. These vehicles include cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light commercial vehicles, buses and vans, as well as medium, heavy and special-purpose highway trucks. These vehicles are used for private and commercial purposes. Motor vehicle engine manufacturing is also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    Medium-size cars
    Large cars
    Small cars
    Industry Activities
    Heavy truck

    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
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of crude oil
  • Motor vehicle tariff

  • Current Performance
  • Demand factors
  • Rising imports
  • Falling production
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Structural shift
  • Import growth
  • Table: Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers
  • Road Freight Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Automotive Electrical Component Manufacturing
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle New Parts Wholesaling
  • Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Medium-size cars
  • Large cars
  • Trucks
  • SUVs
  • Utes
  • Small cars
  • Chart: Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Car dealerships
  • Export markets
  • Freight operators
  • Government entities
  • Taxi and rental operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motor Vehicle 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 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Toyota Motor Corporation Australia LimitedGM Holden LtdVolvo Group Australia Pty LtdFord Motor Company of Australia Limited
  • Table: Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: GM Holden Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Volvo Group Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motor Vehicle 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 Motor Vehicle 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
    Hybrid Vehicles
  • Electric-hybrid cars that run on an electric battery and a petrol engine. These types of vehicles are more fuel-efficient than a standard internal combustion engine vehicle.
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Lpg)
  • A product of petroleum gases, principally propane and butane. It must be stored under pressure to keep it in a liquid state.
  • Passenger Motor Vehicle (Pmv)
  • A general description for vehicles designed for transporting passengers, excluding buses.
  • Sport Utility Vehicle (Suv)
  • A general marketing description for rugged vehicles similar to a station wagon, but built on a light-truck chassis.
  • Why buy this report?

    IBISWorld industry market research reports enable you to:
    • Find out about key industry trends
    • Identify threats and opportunities
    • Inform your decisions for marketing, strategy and planning
    • Quickly build competitive intelligence
    This report on Motor Vehicle Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • 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

    IBISWorld reports on thousands of industries around the world. Our clients rely on our information and data to stay up-to-date on industry trends across all industries. With this IBISWorld Industry Research Report on Motor Vehicle Manufacturing, you can expect thoroughly researched, reliable and current information that will help you to make faster, better business decisions.

    Contact Us

    Want to speak to a representative? Call us.