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

The Motor Vehicle 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.


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...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry exhibits a high level of market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for an estimated 74.9% of industry revenue in the current year. Industry operators, particularly those manufacturing passenger vehicles, require high production volumes to achieve economies of scale and remain viable. As Australia is sparsely populated, it represents a small market and there has historically only been room for a limited number of vehicle manufacturers.

The strong Australian dollar over the early part of the past five-year period and shifting consumer preferences towards smaller and more fuel-efficient cars have weighed on the profitability of traditional local motor vehicle manufacturers. Lar..

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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 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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